HEFCE Announces Impact Weighting for REF 2014

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has today announced the weighting for ‘impact’ for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.  It will be 20% with the expectation that it will increase in future exercises.  Sounds like a sound and balanced decision given the history of the debate but also the learning from the pilot exercises last year.  You’ll remember that the original proposal was for 25%.

Last week HEFCE also announced the members of the various panels for the REF.

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