All higher education institutions who intend to make a submission to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) are required to develop, document and apply a code of practice on the fair and transparent identification of staff and selection of outputs for REF submission. This page allows you to upload your institution’s code of practice and provide supplementary information to facilitate the assessment of your code. The REF Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel (EDAP) will examine all codes of practice and advise the UK funding bodies on their adherence to the published guidance. HEIs will have an opportunity to revise their code of practice, if necessary, after guidance from EDAP.
All submitted and approved codes of practice will be published. Guidance for HEIs on developing their code of practice can be found here
The deadline for submission is noon on 7th June 2019