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The UK’s higher education funding bodies are looking for feedback on the development of the assessment of people, culture and environment (PCE) in REF 2028.

Progressing the PCE indicators for the next research assessment exercise (REF) is part of an increased focus on the assessment of the conditions considered essential for research excellence.

As part of a new collaborative project the funding bodies will be organising roundtables and open web events through the autumn. Details of these will shortly be available on the FRAP website.

Steven Hill, chair of the REF 2028 Steering Group, said: “We want to make sure that PCE assessment in REF 2028 is robust, equitable and based on a shared vision for a healthy and vibrant research system.”

Interested parties are also being invited to submit comments via the FRAP website.