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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - 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.


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In addition to staff details, outputs and case studies, the submissions include an impact template describing how impact is supported and enabled from research conducted within the submitted unit; and data about the research environment such as research income and the number of PhD students (Note 1).

Later this month we will also be publishing:

  • Panel overview reports – a report by each of the four main panels detailing how the assessment was carried out and provide an overview of the panels’ observations.
  • A report by the REF Equalities and Diversity Panel (EDAP)
  • A full panel membership list and declarations of interest
  • Universities codes of practice on the selection of staff.

In Spring 2015 the funding bodies will publish the impact case studies as a searchable database.

The four UK funding bodies are also running a number of projects to provide a comprehensive evaluation of REF 2014


Any adjustments made to submissions as a result of audit are reflected in the published data.

See the submissions