Research England
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Research England
Research England
PredecessorHigher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
Key people
Parent organization
United Kingdom Research and Innovation

Research England is a part of United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) that oversees the functions of UKRI in relation to university research and knowledge transfer in England.[2][3] This includes:

  • providing funding to English universities for research and knowledge exchange activities
  • developing and implementing the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in partnership with the UK Higher Education funding bodies
  • developing the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF)[4][5]
  • overseeing the sustainability the Higher Education research base in England
  • managing the £900 million UK Research Partnership Investment Fund
  • administering the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF)


  1. ^ Anon (2019). "Our People". Research England. Archived from the original on 2019-04-17.
  2. ^ Anon (2019). "Editorial: A kinder research culture is possible". Nature. 574 (7776): 5-6. doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02951-4. ISSN 0028-0836.
  3. ^ Anon (2019). "Joint funding with Research England". Office for Students.
  4. ^ Coiffait, Louis (2018). "What's the latest with the knowledge exchange framework (KEF)?".
  5. ^ Hill, Steven A. (2019). "The differences between the Knowledge Exchange Framework and the Research Excellence Framework". Research England.

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