For the current REF, see the REF 2029 website | For REF 2021, see the REF 2021 website

Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

The results of the 2014 REF were published on 18 December 2014.

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REF 2014 - key links

REF impact case studies