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.