The timetable for the REF is 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)
27 November 2020 Closing date for submissions
31 December 2021 Publications cut-off date
Spring 2022 Publication of submissions, reports, etc

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