The REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
Following confirmation of the new submission deadline for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, updated timings are in place for nominating candidates to the REF expert panels.
Key decisions on the revised submission deadline and impact assessment period have been confirmed, following a recent survey gathering views from the higher education sector.
The REF team has written to heads of institutions to confirm the funding bodies’ decisions on the revised submission deadline and the assessment period for impact.
This document summarises responses to a survey seeking views on the timing of the revised submission deadline and the assessment period for impact.