Research Excellence Framework 2028: issues for further consultation following the initial decisions

Closed 6 Oct 2023

Opened 15 Jun 2023


The four UK higher education funding bodies (Research England, SFC, HEFCW and DfE NI) are publishing key decisions on the high-level design of the next research assessment exercise and outlining issues for further consultation. These decisions represent a shift towards a broader and more holistic approach to research assessment.

This survey is hosted by Research England (part of UKRI) on behalf of the four UK funding bodies. The survey is available to download below as PDF (in both English and Welsh). Please only respond to the consultation using the survey.

See the full initial decisions document, annexes and supporting documents: [

Following the publication of these initial decisions, further work is required to develop the more detailed guidance and criteria. This survey is asking for your input on specific policy aspects. Please see Annex A of the initial decisions document for details.



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