Russell Group responds to Research Excellence Framework's consultation announcement

07 December 2023

Responding to the Research Excellence Framework's consultation announcement, Dr Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group said:

We welcome the decision to extend the timing of the next REF exercise to 2029. This is a sensible approach to allow the necessary preparation to take place in universities and ensure the robustness of the assessment. It is also positive that Research England is exploring options to test and pilot the expanded people, culture, and environment element and will review the proposed weighting based on the evidence.

“We look forward to working closely with Research England and other stakeholders on the design of the next REF, including to help develop a set of indicators to accurately assess excellence in research culture.”

For more information on the detail of the announcement, visit the REF's website.

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