Come on, REF

Posted 21 March 2012 by Pete Etchells

To a post-doc or PhD student, at first glance the upcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF) might be something that preoccupies your supervisor or PI for a bit, but not something that is of direct relevance to your working life. That’s what I thought, anyway, up until recently. What is the REF, anyway? Very basically (and correct me if I’m wrong), it’s a time-intensive administrative exercise in figuring out whether your research is of any value. You put forward your best... Read more