Research Excellence Framework (REF) - Equality and Diversity - Newcastle University

Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, replacing the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in research careers and ensuring that decisions about selecting staff for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) are made in a fair, transparent and consistent manner.

Staff employed by the University can find further information about our preparations for the REF and processes for selecting staff for inclusion in the REF on the internal REF website (accessible only on campus or via RAS.)