Research Excellence Framework


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Research Excellence Framework

A new system for assessing the quality of research in higher education institutions in the UK, which replaces the Research Assessment Exercise (see there), last conducted in 2008.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) will use the outcome of the REF to inform its research allocations to universities in England. The assessment framework and guidance on submissions contains elements that are intended to reflect the importance of clinical and applied (C&A) research in general, and research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in particular.
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Institutions, funders and those mining data are also beginning to look at this information, for example for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) evaluation in the UK.
Elements of Glyndwr University's research that falls within the Media Art and Design Centre was classed as world-leading in a recent survey of university research called the Research Excellence Framework.
Vice-chancellor Professor Antony Chapman said he was "very proud" of the world-class research being undertaken at Cardiff Met, following the university's impressive performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (Ref ).
The UK-wide assessment of the quality of university research, the Research Excellence Framework (REF), has also cited Scotland as leading the UK in areas as diverse as physics, modern languages and agriculture.
In the recent Research Excellence Framework, our work was rated four-star, the highest rating but we continually need to refine our technology and push boundaries if we are to make contributions that really matter to curing blood cancers and improving the lives of patients.
universities and research institutes examining key concerns about research evaluation in the new Research Excellence Framework (REF).
The Research Excellence Framework 2014 found more than three-quarters of the research submitted by universities in Wales to be world-leading or internationally excellent, and nearly half was found to be world-leading in terms of its contribution to the economy and society.
The university's research was found to have a major impact around the world in the national assessment of research quality, the Research Excellence Framework.
Professor Colin Riordan said Cardiff University's impressive performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (Ref) would "make people sit up and take notice" and its impact could not be underestimated.
In conjunction with the other UK higher education (HE) funding bodies, my Department has introduced a new system of assessing research excellence, the Research Excellence Framework, which is currently underway and which will provide a firm basis for our future funding to recognise and reward excellent research, including work that benefits the economy and society.
To be held at King's College London on April 30, 2008, this one-day event will help inform universities about appropriate uses of citation data in research evaluation and provide a forum to discuss and plan for future evaluative activities around the upcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF), the successor to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
Bangor University's research has had a major impact around the world according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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