Governance & Strategic Planning

REF and Research Policy

Governance and Strategic Planning manage the University's Research Excellence Framework submission and oversee other aspects of research policy and strategy. Other areas in the University also have responsibility for research support including the three Colleges and twenty schools, Research Support Office, Institute for Academic Development, Research Grant section in Finance and the Library Research Support team.

REF2021

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system used to assess the quality of research in UK HEIs. Submissions for the next REF will close in November 2020. REF2021 results will be published in December 2021. The results of REF2021 will provide information about the quality of a university's research and are expected to inform research funding.

Research Policy Group (secured)

The Research Policy Group meets five times per year to discuss University-wide research policy and ethics issues.

Research Integrity

The University of Edinburgh is committed to giving research integrity and governance a high profile and is firmly embedded in the University’s ethos and culture. The University complies with the five commitments set out in the Universities UK Concordat to support research integrity.

Collaboration

Links to the research pools within which the University of Edinburgh is a partner and the principles behind agreeing UoE participation in research collaboration

REF2014

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system used to assess the quality of research in UK HEIs. The REF2014 results were published in December 2014. The results of REF provide information about the quality of a university's research are used to inform research funding.