HEFCE logo1. I am writing to inform you that we intend to allow limited early access to enable analysis of the impact case studies submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
2. All institutions that submitted to the REF provided impact case studies as part of their submissions. These will be published alongside other REF submissions data at the end of the exercise; we currently expect this to be in early 2015.
3. The case studies contain a wealth of evidence concerning the benefits that result from research in UK higher education institutions. HEFCE, on behalf of the four UK funding bodies, intends to release the REF impact case studies to third parties before 2015, on a strictly confidential basis, for further analysis. More...