This document sets out the general framework for assessment in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and guidance to UK higher education institutions about making submissions to REF 2021. It includes guidance on procedures, the data that will be required, and the criteria and definitions that will apply. The deadline for submissions is midday, Friday 27 November 2020.
This document sets out the assessment criteria and working methods of the main and sub-panels for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
This document sets out the guidance to UK higher education institutions about submitting codes of practice in REF 2021. It is published alongside the ‘guidance on submissions’, and ‘Panel criteria and working methods’.
Provides additional guidance on specific areas, including independent research fellowships, standardising quantitative indicators of impact, and using indicators in the environment statement.
Data management guidance
This section provides information on the data we will collect in the REF, how we will process the data, and the arrangements regarding personal, sensitive and confidential data. This includes a template declaration form for staff circumstances.
Submission system data requirements
This section provides further details of the data required in submissions and will enable institutions to prepare data to import to the REF submission system.
This section will provide information and guidance about the arrangements for audit and verification of submissions.
Training and events materials
This section contains all training materials provided by the REF team and any slides and/or videos from REF webinars and events.