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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 will provide information on the date we will collect in the REF, how we will process the data, and the arrangements regarding personal, sensitive and confidential data.

Audit guidance

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