Further draft guidance documentation
The draft documents below offer supplementary guidance on making submissions to REF 2021. They should be read alongside the 'Draft guidance on submissions' and the 'Consultation on the panel criteria and working methods'.
List of independent research fellowships
This document provides a non-exhaustive list of competitive research fellowships that have been confirmed by the funder to require research independence.
Guidance for standardising quantitative indicators of impact
This report, produced by RAND Europe on behalf of the funding bodies, articulates ways in which the use of quantitative indicators of impact can be standardised to contribute to the guidance for the preparation of impact case studies for REF 2021.
Guidance for using quantitative indicators in the environment statement
This document provides advice and examples on the inclusion of additional quantitative indicators in the environment, based on the work of the Forum for Responsible Research Metrics, and incorporating advice from the REF main and sub-panels.