refimpact provides an API wrapper for the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 Impact Case Studies Database. You can find more information about this database at

The data may be of interest to you if you are interested in:

  • text mining
  • directed graphs
  • policies for research funding

Case studies in the database are licenced under a CC-BY 4.0 license. The full license can be found here and a more user-friendly version of the license can be be obtained here.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.


Install from CRAN


Install from Github



See the vignette:


More Information

For more information about a specific function you can use the help commands (for example ?ref_get).

To raise bug reports and issues, please use the issue tracker in Github.