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Research England Timetable

Research England's timetable for REF 2021

Date Event
1 August 2013 Start of REF period for income and impacts
1 January 2014 Start of REF period for outputs
1 September 2017 'Initial Decisions' published
November 2017 Further decisions on submission of staff and output
Early 2018 Panels appointed
Summer/Autumn 2018 Draft guidance and consultation on panel criteria published
Winter 2018/19 Final guidance and criteria published
2019 Preparation of submission systems completed
31 December 2020 Cut-off point for publication of research outputs and for outputs underpinning impact case studies; end of impact assessment period
31 March 2020 Closing date for submissions
May 2021 - February 2022 Panels assess submissions
April 2022 Publication of outcomes

See the full detailed timetable at ref.ac.uk/about/Timetable


Additional information about the School's preparations for REF 2021 is available on the REF MySOAS page (institutional login required).