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Second consultation

In September 2009 the UK higher education funding bodies issued a second consultation on proposals for the REF, including proposals to assess the impact of research, to be developed through an impact pilot exercise.

The Research Excellence Framework: A brief guide to the proposals

A summary of the proposals can be found in 'The Research Excellence Framework: A brief guide to the proposals'.

Download the The Research Excellence Framework: A brief guide to the proposals as PDF (123 KB)  

Consultation outcomes

The consultation closed in December 2009. The funding bodies published:

Development of consultation proposals

The proposals were developed through a substantive bibliometrics pilot exercise and extensive advice and discussions with a range of stakeholders.

Further reports and documents that informed the proposals are available below:

Summary of Expert Advisory Group discussions on key aspects of the proposals

Download the Summary of Expert Advisory Group discussions on key aspects of the proposals as PDF (239 KB)

Summary of workshop with Pro Vice-Chancellors concerning the accountability burden of REF

Download the Summary of workshop with Pro Vice-Chancellors concerning the accountability burden of REF as PDF (87 KB)