Research Innovation Enterprise

REF2021 Resumes

Following a four-month sector-wide postponement of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), the exercise has now recommenced, with effect from Friday 31 July 2020.

The revised submission deadline is midday on 31 March 2021.

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 submissions.

31 July 2020 also marks the REF2021 census date for staff – a key milestone in the REF timeline.

Further information relating to the University’s proposed REF2021 submission and the Covid-19 modifications can be accessed here, on the RIE, REF2021 Staff Intranet pages.

If you have any immediate questions relating to this communication, or any aspect of our REF preparations, please do not hesitate to contact Ceri Bain (REF Project Manager):

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