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Key documents

Final guidance and criteria, including ‘Guidance on submissions’, ‘Panel criteria and working methods’ and ‘Guidance on codes of practice’.

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Additional guidance

Provides additional guidance on specific areas, including independent research fellowships, standardising quantitative indicators of impact, and using indicators in the environment statement.

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Data management guidance

This section provides information on the data we will collect in the REF, how we will process the data, and the arrangements regarding personal, sensitive and confidential data. This includes a template declaration form for staff circumstances.

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Submission system data requirements

This section provides further details of the data required in submissions and will enable institutions to prepare data to import to the REF submission system.

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Audit guidance

This section will provide information and guidance about the arrangements for audit and verification of submissions.

Training and events materials

This section contains all training materials provided by the REF team and any slides and/or videos from REF webinars and events.

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