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Defining Research

REF 2014 defined research generally as a process of investigation leading to new insights, effectively shared. Within the School of Health Sciences it is assumed that such research will generally be evidenced by publications in peer-review journals. The general guidance below addresses the bulk of the research that the ROME panel expects to receive.

We do appreciate that working practices vary considerably across academic fields. If you have produced research outputs that you regard as equivalent to those described below but do not fulfil the specific criteria then please submit them to the panel with an appropriate covering note.