Research Excellence Framework

Information on REF for UHI staff content

Information on REF for UHI staff

During March 2021 we successfully completed our REF2021 submission. We are now in the REF2029 cycle.

The REF represents the single biggest routine assessment exercise that is conducted in and across UK Higher Education, and it is generally regarded by institutions as being the most important. Through the REF, each institution’s claims to research-related excellence and reputation are rigorously assessed by teams of leading academic peer reviewers and external ‘users’ of the institutions’ research products. The result of the excercise determines research funding to universities from the UK government for a six year period.

View UHI REF2021 assessment results

UKRI maintains a database of 1000s of case studies submitted to REF - they are available to search, read and download from the REF website

Full information on REF, policies, requirements and guides for staff are now all available on SharePoint, use the link button below (network logon required):