The closing date for submissions to the REF was 30 November 2013, although the final outcome will not be known until December 2014. To be valid for inclusion, work submitted for the REF 2014 had to have been published between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2013. Outputs had to be from members of staff who are in post at SOAS on a research or a research & teaching contract, on the census date of 31 October 2013.
The official timetable published by the REF is now as follows:
|January 2012||Publication of panel criteria and working methods|
|31 July 2012||Institutions intending to make submissions to the REF submit their codes of practice on the selection of staff|
Pilot of the submissions system.
Invitation to HEIs to make submissions; invitation to request multiple submissions; and start of survey of submissions intentions (October)
|December 2012||Survey of submissions intentions complete. Deadline for requests for multiple submissions.|
|January 2013||Launch of submissions system and accompanying technical guidance|
|31 July 2013||End of assessment period (for research impacts, the research environment and data about research income and research doctoral degrees awarded)|
|Mid 2013||Appointment of additional assessors to panels|
|31 October 2013||Census date for staff eligible for selection|
|29 November 2013||Closing date for submissions|
|31 December 2013||End of publication period (cut-off point for publication of research outputs, and for outputs underpinning impact case studies)|
|2014||Panels assess submissions|
|December 2014||Publication of outcomes|
|Spring 2015||Publication of submissions, panel overview reports and sub-profiles|