May 7, 2015

Universities, and especially the research elite, faced a choice between aiming for highest quality scores and the greatest number of staff submitted

April 9, 2015

The director of a partnership of research-intensive universities is upbeat about future outlook

April 3, 2015

LSE pro-director also calls for metrics to measure impact

April 2, 2015

Findings reveal the total cost to institutions of attempting to articulate impact

April 2, 2015

Funding gains for smaller universities ‘risks UK research quality’

March 26, 2015

REF-based distribution of £1.6bn research pot results in some big changes

March 26, 2015

Informing government policy was the most common kind of impact submitted to the 2014 research excellence framework, a study has found

March 12, 2015

Dominic Dean has a plan to make future assessment exercises easier, quicker and better

February 26, 2015

Division as scholars analyse Hefce’s system for dividing £1 billion QR pot

February 20, 2015

England’s funding council has changed the formula for distributing quality-related research funding following the research excellence framework

February 19, 2015

The REF’s formal assessment of the impact of academic work was highly controversial in theory: how did it play out in practice?

February 12, 2015

Sector challenged to share data on REF costs and come up with less ‘disingenuous’ figure than official estimates

February 5, 2015

The standards of research and teaching would be best protected by department-based reviews, argues Roger Brown

January 29, 2015

Jargon demanded by REF ‘risks isolating universities from rest of society’

January 29, 2015

Report finds new measures did make exercise more inclusive but panels differed in numbers of scholars submitted with reduced outputs

January 22, 2015

Submission patterns reveal how institutions responded to rules

January 8, 2015

REF analysis suggests that new system for allocating funds has ‘no correspondence with excellence in research impact’

January 8, 2015

Study finds variations by seniority, subject and institutional mission in scholars’ published opinions on the research excellence framework

January 1, 2015

Uplift in research quality in main panel A raises fears that funding could be concentrated at a handful of universities

January 1, 2015

The exercise was robust and positive, says Willy Maley, who found work on the English subpanel to be like ‘a well-run exam board’