This blog post is about the Research Excellence Framework (REF). It covers what REF is, why it matters to researchers and the REF submission process.
It is important for the University to do well in the REF exercise as this has a direct impact on future funding for research. This funding comes from the Government via the UK’s Funding Councils. The key principle is that all research arising from such funding should be as widely and freely accessible as possible. Continue reading “Hey REF! What’s it all about?”