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Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. Updated guidance for REF2020 will be provided here shortly.

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Impact forms a significant element of the REF. To see how research at LSE is making a difference, visit LSE's research impact website[intranet]. 

For questions about the research impact website, including the possibility of adding a case study about your own research impact, email the impact website manager, Hayley Reed h.reed@lse.ac.uk.

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LSE has confirmed its position as a world-leading research university, with an outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

View the REF2014 results [intranet]

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The School's preparations for REF are overseen by the REF Strategy Committee (REFSC). The School has appointed two REF coordinators (Professors Barr and Buzan) who will be the link between REFSC and departments.

Important documents related to the School's REF preparations will be posted here as they become available.




Useful links

REF 2014

Code of practice for the selection of staff for submission to REF2014 [pdf]

REF2014 equality impact assessment [pdf]

Documents relating to REF2020 will be added as they become available.


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