As mentioned in the previous post, HEFCE published their initial decisions on a number of aspects of REF 2021. Long awaited decisions on staff submission (including minimum and maximum number of outputs) and output portability are due to come out in autumn, following a consultation (a second one) with HEIs.
HEFCE has invited institutions to submit their views on the proposed approaches related to the above aspects (deadline 29 September). These approaches can be found here.
HEFCE’s proposed development timetable for REF 2021
|Autumn 2017||Invite nominations for panel members
Further decisions on the arrangements for submitting staff and outputs
|Winter 2017-18||Appoint panels|
|Spring 2018||Panels meet to develop criteria|
|Summer to Autumn 2018||Publish draft guidance, and consultation on panel criteria
|Winter 2018-19||Publish final guidance and criteria
|2019||Complete preparation of submission systems|