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January 2005 Guidance to panels issued
May 2005 Panel membership published
June 2005 Guidance on submissions issued
Summer 2005 Consultation on criteria and working methods of panels
January 2006 Final criteria and working methods of panels published
May 2006 RAE 'roadshows' to discuss the process with HEIs
December 2006 Formal invitation to HEIs to make submissions issued
3 January 2007 Final version of data collection system launched
Spring 2007 Survey of HEIs' submission intentions carried out
31 July 2007 End of assessment period for research income and research student data
31 October 2007 Census date for staff in post
30 November 2007 Closing date for submissions
31 December 2007 End of publication period (cut-off point for publication of research outputs)
January to December 2008 Panels met to make assessments
18 December 2008 RAE2008: the outcome - results published
5 January 2009 Subject overview reports published
Spring 2009 Content of submissions, excluding personal and confidential data, published
2009 - 2010 Funding bodies use the results of the RAE 2008 to calculate funding allocations for research