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REF 2014 submission

Disclosure date: 14 January 2014

Reference: FOI2013/143

Request

1.)  Has your institution made an estimate of the total cost of preparation for REF (including all staff time, external reviewers' costs, stationery etc)? If so, please provide this estimated cost.  If no such estimate has been made, does your institution intend to produce such an estimate?  If so, when is this expected to be available?

2.)  How many individual members of staff were returned for each Unit of Assessment (UofA), in your submission for the REF?

3.)  Of those staff members returned for the REF, for each UofA, how many were on 20% contracts (0.2 FTE) with your institution?

Please include those funded externally through your institution, eg by research councils but directly funded for 20% of their time by your institution , and indicate the number in this category that you have included in your 20% total, above.

4.)    How many academic staff do you employ on 20% contracts who were not returned for REF?  Please include those funded externally through your institution, eg by research councils but directly funded for 20% of their time by your institution and indicate the number in this category that you have included in your 20% total for this question, above.

5.)  For UofA 5 (Biological Sciences), 8 (Chemistry) and 9 (Physics) only.

Response

1.) This information is not held. There are no plans to prepare an estimate in the future.

2.) The numbers of people (headcount) who were submitted to the REF for each Unit of Assessment is as follows:

Business and Management: 25
Law: 25
Politics and International Studies: 26
Anthropology and Development Studies - Social Anthropology: 18
Anthropology and Development Studies - Development Studies: 42
Area Studies: 50
Modern Languages and Linguistics: 14
History: 18
Theology and Religious Studies: 15
Art and Design: 10
Music: 8

3.) Business and Management: 1
Law: 2
Politics and International Studies: 0
Anthropology: 0
Development Studies: 1
Area Studies: 1
Theology and Religious Studies: 0
Modern Languages and Linguistics: 1
History: 1
Art and Design: 0
Music: 0

Number funded externally through SOAS: 0

4.) 0

5.) This question is not applicable to SOAS.