The results of the next REF exercise will again be used to inform the allocation of government funding to universities for research, almost £2 billion of annual research investment. The previous exercise, in 2014, assessed nearly 200,000 research outputs and 7,000 impact case studies submitted by more than 52,000 academics in 154 institutions. This event will help support universities and research institutions in delivering world-class research and ensure they adhere to the developing assessment criteria.

Digital Science Consultant Data Scientist, Martin Szomszor, will be speaking at 15:55 on Thursday, 14 September 2017. His talk is titled, REF 2021: Game Changing?

Research Impact: Strengthening the Excellence Framework will explore the next steps and rules for the Research Excellence Framework in 2021, offering practical guidance on delivering high-quality submissions across disciplines, institutions and projects.