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Research Review Exercise

The 2017/2018 Research Review Exercise (RRE) is open all year round to propose outputs that you believe are likely to be judged 3* or 4* and update your activities and impact sections in Pure.  In order for us to assess those outputs proposed, the period for proposing outputs and updating activities and impacts will close on the 31st January 2018 at midnight.

You will undertake the RRE using Pure. This is an annual mandatory exercise for all REF-eligible staff. The RRE consists of peer review of outputs, providing grades for the quality of key individual research outputs since 1st January 2014. We will also be asking you to update your information in Pure on activities and impacts.  This information will not be assessed.

The Criteria and Working Methods document can be accessed here.

What happens when the exercise is closed?

A snapshot of the output data in Pure will be taken on the morning of the 1 February 2018 and will be reviewed by appointed reviewers within your School. The scores will be published in Pure by the 4 June 2018 and Schools will make arrangements for providing feedback requested.

Key contact information

If you require assistance or support with the RRE, please contact your local RSM in the first instance.

For any other queries such as accessing your data or login issues, please contact: Cath Barrow on 0161 275 5267 or email: