REF 2021 feedback – views sought by Research England

As part of the Future Research Assessment Programme, the four UK higher education funding bodies (Research England, Scottish Funding Council, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland) seek to understand the impact of the REF 2021 on the research community.

The real-time REF review report (pdf) collected attitudes to the REF as UK institutions prepared their submissions. Now the funding bodies aim to find out to what extent the views identified in the report are representative of the wider UK research community.

Although the REF is not an assessment of individuals, this survey looks at how unit-level assessment impacts individual researchers. Responses to this consultation are invited from any individuals with an interest in REF 2021. Only responses received through the online form will be reviewed and included in our analysis. All responses made through the online form by the deadline will be considered.

The survey will remain open until noon on 26 January 2022.

Take part in the survey here: Individual feedback survey on the REF 2021 | Jisc