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Support for research staff and students

This guide has been created to help research staff and students find information relating to research resources, publishing, open access and research impact.

Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise was first carried out in the UK in 2014 and superseded the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) of previous years.

The results of Reading's submission to the 2014 REF are publically available. 

REF 2021 was submitted in March 2021. For full details of the guidance and contacts, visit the REF2021 page link below.