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: http://www.ref.ac.uk/news/the-uk-s-funding-bodies-appoint-a-chair-to-ref-pilot-panel/.
The funding bodies are also inviting expressions of interest for membership of the pilot panel. Further information can be found here: http://www.ref.ac.uk/news/expressions-of-interest-invited-for-ref-institutional-environment-pilot-panel/.