Guidance on submissions (REF 2019/01)
This document sets out the general framework for assessment in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and guidance to UK higher education institutions about making submissions to REF 2021. It includes guidance on procedures, the data that will be required, and the criteria and definitions that will apply. The deadline for submissions is midday, Friday 27 November 2020.
Panel criteria and working methods (REF 2019/02)
This document sets out the assessment criteria and working methods of the main and sub-panels for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Guidance on codes of practice (REF 2019/03)
This document sets out the guidance to UK higher education institutions about submitting codes of practice in REF 2021. It is published alongside the ‘guidance on submissions’, and ‘Panel criteria and working methods’.