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   15 January 2018


REF 2021 Code of Practice
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REF 2021 Code of Practice

REF 2021 Code of Practice approved

14 July 2021
Initial Decisions REF 2021 - HEFCE
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Initial Decisions REF 2021 - HEFCE

Latest from HEFCE on REF 2021

21 April 2021
REF sub-panel chairs announced
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REF sub-panel chairs announced

The 34 sub-panel chairs for the next Research Excellence Framework have been confirmed. Three of these are leading Ulster academics: Professor Hugh McKenna, Professor Marie Murphy and Dr Susan Hodgett.

13 October 2020
Other

31 March 21 submission deadline confirmed

Following a recent survey gathering views from the higher education sector, key decisions on the revised submission deadline and impact assessment period have been confirmed.

16 August 2020
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REF 2021 resumes with new guidance

REF 2021 recommences on 31 July 2020. This follows a four-month pause due to COVID-19.

16 August 2020
Initial views invited on REF timetable
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Initial views invited on REF timetable

Following the decision by the four UK higher education funding bodies to put the REF on hold due to the effects of Covid-19, initial views are invited from the HE sector regarding the timing of the new submission deadline and the effects on impact case studies.

22 April 2020
Charting the REF waters ahead
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Charting the REF waters ahead

An article by REF Director, Kim Hackett, setting out where we are at present with some of the decisions around the REF timetable.

8 April 2020
Stopping the REF clock
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Stopping the REF clock

A blog by Anna Grey, Research Strategy and Policy Manager at the University of York relating to the REF 2021 timetable.

8 April 2020
REF FAQs - Coronavirus contingency planning
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REF FAQs - Coronavirus contingency planning

FAQs outlining further clarification on the UK higher education funding bodies’ approach to contingency planning for coronavirus for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 have been published today.

3 April 2020
What the REF means for me
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What the REF means for me

Key questions for academics and researchers

14 May 2019
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