KEY CHANGES TO REF2028
The three domains previously used in REF2014 and REF2021 have been retitled and have had their content and weightings adjusted to reflect their broader remits:
Contribution to knowledge and understanding (50% weighting). This domain replaces the Outputs element. It will primarily assess research outputs and will also include evidence of wider contributions to the development of a discipline.
People, culture and environment (25% weighting). This domain replaces the environment element and will be expanded to assess both institutional and disciplinary level research culture.
Engagement and impact (25% weighting). This domain replaces the impact element, to consider both engagement and impact through impact case studies and an accompanying statement at disciplinary level.