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Posted on 18 June 2018


Research Excellence Framework 2021

Congratulations! The following candidates were successfully nominated by The OR Society:

Professor Adam Letchford, Lancaster University – Criteria Phase, Mathematical Sciences Sub-Panel
Professor Emma Hart, Edinburgh Napier University – Criteria Phase, Computer Science and Informatics Sub-Panel
Professor Thomas Archibald, University of Edinburgh Business School – Criteria Phase, Business and Management Studies – Sub-Panel
Professor Paul Harper, Cardiff University – Assessment Phase, Mathematical Sciences SubPanel
Professor Terry Williams, University of Hull – Assessment Phase, Business and Management Studies Sub-Panel.
If you’re interested in viewing the other successful nominations for all panels/sub-panels, you can access them on the REF website here:

After receiving more than 4,000 nominations, the funding bodies have now made the first set of appointments to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) main and sub-panels for the criteria phase and assessment phase. The criteria phase of the REF will take place in 2018, and will involve the development of the detailed guidance and criteria for REF 2021, whereas the assessment phase of the REF will commence in late 2020 and continue throughout 2021, and will involve the full assessment of submissions made by institutions.
Next Steps We have been advised that candidates who were nominated by The OR Society to be sub-panel members but were not appointed at this stage will be reconsidered at the next round of appointments in 2020 if they have consented to REF retaining their details. The OR Society will be invited to make additional new nominations in 2020, so we will be seeking further applications from the OR community nearer the time. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Society’s Research and Publications Officer: