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2019

In this blog, chair of the Research Excellence Framework Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel, Professor Dianne Berry of the University of Reading, describes the significant improvements within the REF panel membership in representation across some protected groups, and considers where more progress is needed.

By Dianne Berry

5 November 2019

In this blog, chair of the Research Excellence Framework Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel, Professor Dame Athene Donald of the University of Cambridge, describes how the panel’s work fed into the Panel criteria for REF 2021.

By Athene Donald

21 March 2019

In this blog, deputy chair of REF 2021 sub-panel 25 (Area Studies), Professor Tony Chafer of the University of Portsmouth, describes the interdisciplinary nature of Area studies.

By Tony Chafer

21 March 2019

In this blog, Dean of Research at the University of Salford, and member of the Vice Chancellor's Executive Team with responsibility for research strategy and performance, REF, and the Research and Knowledge Exchange department, Professor Karl Dayson, describes his institution's approach to defining 'significant responsibility for research'.

By Karl Dayson

27 February 2019

To coincide with the publication of the ‘Guidance on submissions’ and ‘Panel criteria’, which formally launches REF 2021 today, Research England’s Head of REF Policy, Dr Catriona Firth, discusses why the REF team, the REF 2021 Steering Group, and the REF 2021 sub-panels and their chairs focussed on creating clear guidance.

By Catriona Firth

31 January 2019

To coincide with the publication of the Guidance on Submissions and Panel Criteria, which formally launches REF 2021 today, Professor Dinah Birch CBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact at the University of Liverpool and Chair of Main Panel D for REF 2021, reflects on the panel's input.

By Dinah Birch

31 January 2019

To coincide with the publication of the Guidance on submissions and Panel criteria, which formally launches REF 2021 today, Professor Jane Millar OBE, Professor of Social Policy and former Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Bath and Chair of Main Panel C for REF 2021, reflects on the panel's input.

By Jane Millar

31 January 2019

To coincide with the publication of the Guidance on submissions and Panel criteria, which formally launches REF 2021 today, Professor David Price, Vice-Provost (Research) at University College London and Chair of Main Panel B for REF 2021, reflects on the panel's input to the documents.

By David Price

31 January 2019

To coincide with the publication of the Guidance on submissions and Panel criteria, which formally launches REF 2021 today, Professor John Iredale, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Life Sciences) at the University of Bristol and Chair of Main Panel A for REF 2021, reflects on the panel's input to the documents.

By John Iredale

31 January 2019

To coincide with the publication of the 'Guidance on submissions' and 'Panel criteria and working methods', which formally launches REF 2021 today, Dr Steven Hill, Chair of the REF 2021 Steering Group, and Director of Research at Research England, reflects on the guiding principles for REF 2021.

By Steven Hill

31 January 2019