The Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise has been postponed. Although the staff census date of 31st July remains, the deadlines for submissions and nominations to sub-panels have been lifted. We welcome the clarity this decision provides in a time of deep uncertainty as well as the understanding it shows of the unusual stresses on the whole academic community as it strives to maintain delivery of essential services in a very challenging environment. The statement from the REF Director can be read here: https://ref.ac.uk/publications/further-update-on-coronavirus-covid-19-and-ref-timetable/
The Knowledge Excellence Framework (KEF) revised timetable has been announced due to covid-19 orlo.uk/peWgP
The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has also been delayed due to covid-19. Future information on the next TEF will be announced in due course.