REF 2021 Code of Practice

For the REF 2021 submission, all institutions are required to submit a Code of Practice to the Scottish Funding Council for approval.

The code covers important aspects of submission preparation, such as such as identifying staff with Significant Responsibility for Research and Research Independence, proposed processes for selecting and attribution of outputs, and taking account of individual staff circumstances in a fair and transparent manner.

Before submitting our Code of Practice we are seeking comments and feedback from staff on the current draft available on the REF 2021 staff intranet. Alternatively, hard copies are available from:- Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Unit (RKEDU), University Drive, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU

Responses, comments or questions about the Code of Practice can be sent to REF 2021 Project.