The four UK higher education funding bodies have appointed a chair to the institutional environment pilot panel for REF 2021. Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor and President of Newcastle University, will chair the panel, which will pilot the assessment of the research environment at institution level. The pilot of an institutional-level environment submission will take place alongside REF 2021. Information about the institutional-level environment will be provided to the 34 REF sub-panels for context. It will not be formally scored, and the pilot assessment will not contribute to the outcomes of REF 2021. Read more here:

The funding bodies are also inviting expressions of interest for membership of the pilot panel. Further information can be found here:

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