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Version 2.3 of the submission system is now available at  The release note for V2.3 can be found here.

Accessing the submission system

The live REF2021 Submission system can be accessed here:

If you require a login for the submission system please email your Technical contact.

Future releases

Please visit the expected release timeline for details of further releases which will deliver the remaining functionality.

User support

Please visit the user support page for details of how to contact us for support.

Submission system FAQs

Please visit the FAQs for quick answers to common questions to the support team.  Submission system live issues contains details of reported defects and the expected resolution date for these issues.  

Help and training

PDF versions of the user guides are available on the help and training page.  Also on this page are links to further documentation and support for importing and data validation. 

Detailed information on the data requirements for the Submission system can be found on the Submission system data requirements page.

System security

Information about the security of the Submission system can be found on the system security page.

Test submission system

There is a test submission system that is available for institutions to use. (Please contact your Technical contact if you would like an account on the test system.) 

The test submission system can be accessed here: