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Output profiles

The REF enabled the diversity of research units to be recognised and identified excellence in all forms and types of research.

The charts below show that:

  • Research produced by early career researchers, staff who took family-related leave, or with other equality-related circumstances, was rated equally highly in the assessment.
  • Excellence was found in all types of research outputs.