EPrints for REF2021


Building on the success of our REF2014 package, we will be working with partners to deliver repository extensions and services to aid UK higher education institutions’ preparation and submission to the Research Excellence Framework in 2021.

Please check this page regularly for updates on how we are supporting your repository with REF2021

Plugins available

EPrints REF compliance checker plugin – Released in January 2016, this plugin for EPrints provides a straightforward means by which you can check whether an article or conference proceeding in your EPrints repository is eligible for the post-2014 REF.  The plugin checks relevant metadata in your repository against the requirements of the open access policy of the UK higher education funding bodies.¹

** September 2017 Version 1.3 released ** The latest versions of the “REF Compliance Checker” and the “Generic Reporting Framework” Bazaar plugins are now available from the EPrints Bazaar.  Not only will the reports now be more informative, they can also be generated via search forms allowing for more finely tuned reporting. Extra export options are now available too, helping to highlight the information you need to get things ready for REF.

The REF Compliance Checker user guide can be found on the EPrints Wiki.

Support available

Should you require help to install the REF Compliance Checker plugin and you are currently an EPrints Services customer, please get in touch via your usual support routes. Other UK institutions needing technical support should contact info@services.eprints.org in the first instance.

1. https://www.jisc.ac.uk/repository-technical-support