The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a process of expert review, and institutions will be invited to make submissions into units of assessment (UOAs). The submissions are assessed by an expert sub-panel for each UOA, working under the guidance of four main panels.

The assessment panels will be supported by advisory panels who will provide expert guidance in their respective areas.

The four UK funding bodies will appoint the members of the REF panels. We’ll publish more information about the different panels to be established for REF 2029, along with information on how they will be recruited on this website in due course.