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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Summer/Autumn 2018 Draft guidance and consultation on panel criteria published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

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