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Help us support you through the 2021 REF

05 July 2019

We have set up an online survey to help us to support individual academics and departments through the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise.

All members of psychology academic staff in UK higher education institutions are welcome to complete our survey. It is designed to give us a clear picture of which REF sub-panels will assess psychologists’ research.

We will use its findings to see if our Research Board needs to make representations to any sub-panel chairs to urge them to increase their representation of psychology.

It will also help us see if there are any issues which need clarification from the REF team or guidance from the BPS.

Please complete it and share the link with your colleagues.

Dr Lisa Morrison Coulthard, the BPS’s head of research and impact, said:

“We are looking at issues relating to consistency with the 2014 REF submission pattern, at concerns about equality, diversity and inclusion, and at the preparation departments and institutions are undertaking.

All this is geared to supporting the discipline through the 2021 REF – at an individual and a departmental level.”

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