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Mock REF deadline reminder

Jan 07, 2010

If you would like your research to be considered for inclusion in the new Research Excellence Framework (REF), please make sure you have completed the online questionnaire by tomorrow - 8 January, 2010.

The form must be completed online and is fully accessible off campus at: http://tinyurl.com/mockREF.

The questionnaire asks for information on outputs and postgraduate supervision. Data on grants and awards will be drawn from central University records.

Professor Ghassan Aouad, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, said: "Colleagues are asked to highlight any research that might be used in the impact case studies that will be included in each submission. These should show how colleagues have built on excellent research to deliver demonstrable benefits to the economy, society, public policy, culture or quality of life."

For further information on impact and the proposals for the REF, please see: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/resources/REFguide.pdf.

Completion of the online questionnaire is mandatory for all research-active academic staff. If you have any questions, please contact Dr Matt Boswell in the Research & Graduate College on m.j.boswell@salford.ac.uk or 54301.