REF Review

In January 2016, the Government announced an independent review of the REF led by Lord Nicholas Stern to examine how university research funding can be allocated more efficiently so that universities can focus on carrying out world-leading research. A consultation ran from 27th January until 24th March where views were sought on the future shape of REF. The consultation document, along with the College’s response to the consultation can be accessed through the links below.

Click here to access the call for evidence for the review of the REF 

Click here to access College’s response to Lord Stern’s review of the REF 

The responses to the consultation are currently being analysed by the review, reporting to the government in the summer.  The next REF is expected to take place in 2021.

REF 2021

REF 2021 Consultation March 2018 (pdf)

Open Access (OA)

There will be an open access requirement for the next REF applying to all journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication from 1 April 2016.  More information can be accessed through the links below.

Click here to access information on the post 2014 REF Open Access requirement

Click here to access the College's Open Access policy.