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

Exercise recommences. 

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.   

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