Research England publishes KEF review

Research England has published a report detailing the findings of the review of the first iteration of the Knowledge Exchange Framework. The report brings together the wide variety of feedback that the funder has gathered through the KEF review over the past nine months and sets out proposals for future KEF developments in the short, medium and long term. The report is available on the Reserach England website: . The report's findings will be discussed at a seminar hosted by the NCUB on 8th February, which will include a presntation of findings from Ellen Bamford, Head of Data and Evidence with responses from a panel of HE sector representatives. 

This is a milestone in the development and roll-out of the KEF, to which PraxisAuril members have contributed significantly since its inception in 2016. Through the metrics-based exercise and the parallel KE Concordat, universities and their partners are deepening understanding of the many dynamics affecting knowledge exchange, the environments in which it can flourish, and its economic, social and cultural impacts. 

Thematic review of P&CE 

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagment (NCCPE) has also published its thematic review of Public & Community Engagement narrative statements, submitted along with sector metrics (and a narrative statement on Local Growth and Regeneration) as part of the KEF. Their report summarises what the narratives reveal about how HEIs are supporting and delivering Public & Community Engagment and identifies some key lessons learned to apply to future iterations of the KEF. Their report can be accessed from the NCCPE website:

There will be an opportunity to discuss this report and its findings at an NCCPE networking event on March 17, 2.00 to 4.30pm. The event will be held virtually, and will include a panel featuring the Research England KEF team. You can book your place here:

If you have any questions, please contact the Research England KE team via