The deadline has just passed for responses to the consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework (REF). We now face the exciting and daunting task of reading and analysing over 370 responses.
When I first heard the idea of expanding the Research Excellence Framework (REF) overseas, I was sceptical. I started out at HEFCE in the REF team, becoming quickly embroiled in the mass of administrative effort it involves: convening the panels, developing the guidance, building the systems. Since then, I have sat next to the REF […]