Research Innovation Enterprise

Research Excellence Framework 2021 – Internal Evaluation Survey – Survey Open

The REF team (Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office) would like to invite all interested staff to complete an open survey on REF 2021 preparation.

REF2021 Evaluation
In March 2021 the University submitted its response to the UK-wide research assessment, the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (also known as REF). The submission covered research activity at the University between 2014-2021. Many across the University will be familiar with the REF, or will have contributed to the significant workload within this period.

In the interests of improving internal processes for future assessment periods, The REF Team in the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office is keen to hear back from staff on their experiences of preparing for the REF 2021 submission. An all-staff survey will begin this process.

This aim of this survey is to invite open feedback on University preparation processes for REF2021. Responses will inform changes and improvements to processes in future.

The survey is optional and is open to all staff members. While it will be more relevant for those directly involved in REF preparation, we would very much welcome feedback from other parts of the University. Further information can be found on the first page of the survey, which you may read before you decide to complete:

The deadline for responses is Friday 16th July at 4pm. You will not be able to respond after this date.

If you have any questions please let the REF team know at