HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.
The HEFCE domain - www.hefce.ac.uk - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.
In July 2013 HEFCE, on behalf of all four UK higher education funding bodies, issued a consultation on open access in the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). These events outlined the proposals and provided an opportunity for institutions to raise any issues for clarification and discussion.
The events included: