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Guidance on submissions

June 2005

Ref RAE 03/2005

To: Heads of HEFCE-funded higher education institutions
Heads of HEFCW-funded higher education institutions
Heads of SHEFC-funded higher education institutions
Heads of universities in Northern Ireland
Of interest to those responsible for: Research assessment; Research policy; Planning
Reference: RAE 03/2005
Publication date: June 2005
Enquiries to: Ed Hughes, Davina Madden or Josie Linton
tel 0117 931 7267

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Executive summary


1.    This document specifies the content and data requirements for submissions in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and guides higher education institutions on policy and practical matters in preparing submissions.

Key points

2.    In December 2006 the four UK higher education funding bodies will invite all eligible UK higher education institutions to make submissions in the 2008 RAE. Submissions will contain a common set of data comprising:

Submissions will be assessed in the course of 2008. Results, which the higher education funding bodies intend to use in calculating research grants from academic year 2009-10, will be published in December 2008.

Action required

3.    This document is for information and to guide institutions in collecting data for inclusion in RAE 2008 submissions. No action is required by higher education institutions at this stage.