The Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel (EDAP) in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) has produced an interim report on its review of output reduction requests, made on the basis of equality-related staff circumstances. The report sets out the panel’s processes and findings, providing key advice to universities on applying output reductions at the submission deadline.
The UK’s exercise for assessing research excellence in universities, the Research Excellence Framework (REF), recommences on 31 July 2020. This follows a four-month pause due to COVID-19. The recommencement is accompanied by new guidance, describing revisions to the exercise made in view of the altered timetable and to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on universities’ submissions.
This document describes the revisions to the timetable for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 and the changes and additions made to the guidance to take account of the effects of COVID-19. The revised deadline for submissions is midday, 31 March 2021.