Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID19, the original REF timetable was delayed by the REF director.
The revised timetable is now as follows:
|7 June 2019||Deadline to submit CoP|
|Autumn 2019||Survey of submission intensions|
|Early 2020||Formal release of REF submission systems|
|31 July 2020||
Census date for staff; end of assessment period (impacts, environment, data)
|31 December 2021||End of publication period (cut-off point for publication of research outputs, and for outputs underpinning impact case studies); end of impact assessment period|
|31 March 2021 (Midday)||Closing date for submissions|
|1 June 2021||Deadline for providing redacted versions of impact case studies and corroborating evidence held for impact case studies.|
|30 July 2021||Deadline for submission of staff circumstances report, equalities impact assessment and final Codes of practice|
|May2021-Feb 2022||Panels assess submissions|
|April 2022||Publication of outcomes|
|Summer 2022||Publication of submissions, panel overview reports and sub-profiles|
Code of Practice
Our Code of Practice was accepted by Research England as meeting the published requirements set out in the REF2021 COP Guidance (REF 2019/03) in November 2019. We have recently revised it (October 2020) and have submitted it to Research England. This version is available for download here.