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Staff Record 2013/14 - Early career researcher status

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Staff Record 2013/14

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Early career researcher status

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Short nameECRSTAT

This field records the early career researcher status of staff

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All staff who have an active contract of employment on the REF census date of 2013-10-31 and where (Contract.ACEMPFUN is coded 2 or 3 and Contract.TERMS is coded 1 or 2) and Person.RESAST is not 1.

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1Early career researcher
2Not an early career researcher

Person.ECRSTAT is only applicable to staff who have an active contract of employment on the REF census date of 2013-10-31. Any staff who left the HEI prior to or joined after the REF census date should not be returned.

Early career researchers (ECRs) are defined in the Assessment framework and guidance on submissions pages 17-21.

Further information relating to HESA's Publication of contextual data to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, previously sent to institutional contacts is available under the 'Further guidance' section of the manual.

Any queries that relate to the REF should be addressed to [email protected], which will be monitored by HEFCE throughout 2014.

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To support the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: ECRSTAT
Date modified2014-04-30
Change management notesBusiness rule 1 amended to ensure that the contract is active on '(Y1)-10-31'. Business rule 3 amended to ensure that early career researcher status does not exist when the contract is inactive on '(Y1)-10-31'. Business rule 4 added to provide a warning when early career researcher status exists for a staff member that started their current period of continuous service with the reporting HEI after '(Y1)-10-31'.

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