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

Code of Practice

Our  Code of Practice has been accepted by Research England as meeting the published requirements set out in the REF2021 COP Guidance (REF 2019/03) and is available for download here.

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