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

19 February

Problems associated with the system of research assessment would be reduced by a move to annual reviews, Paul Grout argues

18 December

The flawed research excellence framework is not a process of peer review in any meaningful sense, argues Derek Sayer, who appealed against his inclusion in the exercise

11 December

Academics’ engagement activities are valuable, says Alison Phipps. But a public profile comes at a price, especially for women who study gender

4 December

Academics have internalised research assessment to such a degree that the effects may be irreversible, fears Thomas Harrison

24 April

Does research assessment discriminate against female academics? asks Barbara Graziosi

20 March

As the 2014 REF census date approaches, Paul Jump talks to the architects of previous rounds of assessment about how it all began and their views on the research excellence framework

17 October