The CCRI has entered the UK Government’s assessments of research, the Research Excellence Framework and it’s predecessor, the Research Assessment Exercise, under the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Unit of Assessment. In the most recent exercise, REF2014, the CCRI was recognised as having 82% of its research outputs classed as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally recognised’, compared to around 40% for RAE2008, reflecting the investment in both staff and the research environment.

Impact case studies are a part of the REF submission and demonstrate the value to society of the research being carried out. The following case studies from REF2014 are available to download.

Developing Community Capacity and Innovation in Sustainable Food Chains Evaluating Policy Instruments for Rural Development and Agri-environment

The next REF assessment takes place in 2021.