Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Association of Law Teachers is committed to playing a full part in any future REF exercise ensuring that excellent legal education research is fully included, recognised, and rewarded.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Research Excellence Framework Review (‘The Stern Review’)

Stern review: response from the sector, Times Higher, 28 July 2016

Academy of Social Sciences, Response to Lord Stern’s Review of the Research Excellence Framework, March 2016

James Wilsdon, The road to REF 2021: why I welcome Lord Stern’s blueprint for research assessment, the Guardian, 29 July 2016

HEFCE, The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management, July 2015

Professor Gillian Douglas, Chair of UoA20(Law) for REF2014 attended the May ALT Committee meeting to present on the results for UoA20 and legal education research. You can view her presentation here.

REF2014 Unit of Assessment 20 (Law) Results in Full

REF2014 FAQs

Policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework, HEFCE 2014

Monographs and open access, HEFCE 2015

HEFCE Open Access Slides

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