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Staff 2018/19 - Research assistant

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Staff 2018/19

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Research assistant

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Short nameRESAST

This field records whether or not the member of staff is a research assistant

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All staff where Contract.ACEMPFUN is coded 2 and Contract.TERMS is coded 1 or 2.

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0Not a research assistant
1Research assistant

Research assistants are defined in the Guidance on submissions, pages 32-33.

Research assistants (sometimes also described as postdoctoral research assistants, research associates or assistant researchers) as defined in the REF guidance, are not eligible to be returned to the REF unless, exceptionally, they meet the definition of an independent researcher on the census date and satisfy the definition of Category A eligible staff.

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Element: RESAST
Date modified2019-03-27
Change management notesGuidance has been updated following the publication 'Guidance for submissions' by Research England.

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