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The Schedule

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 2012Publication of panel criteria and working methods
31 July 2012Institutions intending to make submissions to the REF submit their codes of practice on the selection of staff
Autumn 2012

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 2012Survey of submissions intentions complete. Deadline for requests for multiple submissions.
January 2013Launch of submissions system and accompanying technical guidance
31 July 2013End of assessment period (for research impacts, the research environment and data about research income and research doctoral degrees awarded)
Mid 2013Appointment of additional assessors to panels
31 October 2013Census date for staff eligible for selection
29 November 2013Closing date for submissions
31 December 2013End of publication period (cut-off point for publication of research outputs, and for outputs underpinning impact case studies)
2014Panels assess submissions
December 2014Publication of outcomes
Spring 2015Publication of submissions, panel overview reports and sub-profiles