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Staff 2019/20 - REF Unit of Assessment

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Staff 2019/20

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REF Unit of Assessment


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Typefield
Short nameREFUOA2021
Description

This field records the Research Excellence Framework (REF) Unit of Assessment for staff

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

Compulsory for all staff in HEPs intending to participate in REF2021, who have at least one active contract of employment on the REF census date of 2020-07-31 which meets the definition of Category A eligibility: (Contract.TERMS = 1 or 2) and ((Contract.ACEMPFUN = 2 and Contract.RESAST is not 1) or (Contract.ACEMPFUN = 3)). This field should be completed for staff when Contract.SIGRES is coded 1 and 2.

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
01AClinical Medicine - A
01BClinical Medicine - B
01CClinical Medicine - C
01ZClinical Medicine - Z
02APublic Health, Health Services and Primary Care - A
02BPublic Health, Health Services and Primary Care - B
02CPublic Health, Health Services and Primary Care - C
02ZPublic Health, Health Services and Primary Care - Z
03AAllied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy - A
03BAllied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy - B
03CAllied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy - C
03ZAllied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy - Z
04APsychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience - A
04BPsychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience - B
04CPsychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience - C
04ZPsychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience - Z
05ABiological Sciences - A
05BBiological Sciences - B
05CBiological Sciences - C
05ZBiological Sciences - Z
06AAgriculture, Veterinary and Food Science - A
06BAgriculture, Veterinary and Food Science - B
06CAgriculture, Veterinary and Food Science - C
06ZAgriculture, Veterinary and Food Science - Z
07AEarth Systems and Environmental Sciences - A
07BEarth Systems and Environmental Sciences - B
07CEarth Systems and Environmental Sciences - C
07ZEarth Systems and Environmental Sciences - Z
08AChemistry - A
08BChemistry - B
08CChemistry - C
08ZChemistry - Z
09APhysics - A
09BPhysics - B
09CPhysics - C
09ZPhysics - Z
10AMathematical Sciences - A
10BMathematical Sciences - B
10CMathematical Sciences - C
10ZMathematical Sciences - Z
11AComputer Science and Informatics - A
11BComputer Science and Informatics - B
11CComputer Science and Informatics - C
11ZComputer Science and Informatics - Z
12AEngineering - A
12BEngineering - B
12CEngineering - C
12ZEngineering - Z
13AArchitecture, Built Environment and Planning - A
13BArchitecture, Built Environment and Planning - B
13CArchitecture, Built Environment and Planning - C
13ZArchitecture, Built Environment and Planning - Z
14AGeography and Environmental Studies - A
14BGeography and Environmental Studies - B
14CGeography and Environmental Studies - C
14ZGeography and Environmental Studies - Z
15AArchaeology - A
15BArchaeology - B
15CArchaeology - C
15ZArchaeology - Z
16AEconomics and Econometrics - A
16BEconomics and Econometrics - B
16CEconomics and Econometrics - C
16ZEconomics and Econometrics - Z
17ABusiness and Management Studies - A
17BBusiness and Management Studies - B
17CBusiness and Management Studies - C
17ZBusiness and Management Studies - Z
18ALaw - A
18BLaw - B
18CLaw - C
18ZLaw - Z
19APolitics and International Studies - A
19BPolitics and International Studies - B
19CPolitics and International Studies - C
19ZPolitics and International Studies - Z
20ASocial Work and Social Policy - A
20BSocial Work and Social Policy - B
20CSocial Work and Social Policy - C
20ZSocial Work and Social Policy - Z
21ASociology - A
21BSociology - B
21CSociology - C
21ZSociology - Z
22AAnthropology and Development Studies - A
22BAnthropology and Development Studies - B
22CAnthropology and Development Studies - C
22ZAnthropology and Development Studies - Z
23AEducation - A
23BEducation - B
23CEducation - C
23ZEducation - Z
24ASport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism - A
24BSport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism - B
24CSport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism - C
24ZSport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism - Z
25AArea Studies - A
25BArea Studies - B
25CArea Studies - C
25ZArea Studies - Z
26AModern Languages and Linguistics - A
26BModern Languages and Linguistics - B
26CModern Languages and Linguistics - C
26ZModern Languages and Linguistics - Z
27AEnglish Language and Literature - A
27BEnglish Language and Literature - B
27CEnglish Language and Literature - C
27ZEnglish Language and Literature - Z
28AHistory - A
28BHistory - B
28CHistory - C
28ZHistory - Z
29AClassics - A
29BClassics - B
29CClassics - C
29ZClassics - Z
30APhilosophy - A
30BPhilosophy - B
30CPhilosophy - C
30ZPhilosophy - Z
31ATheology and Religious Studies - A
31BTheology and Religious Studies - B
31CTheology and Religious Studies - C
31ZTheology and Religious Studies - Z
32AArt and Design: History, Practice and Theory - A
32BArt and Design: History, Practice and Theory - B
32CArt and Design: History, Practice and Theory - C
32ZArt and Design: History, Practice and Theory - Z
33AMusic, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies - A
33BMusic, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies - B
33CMusic, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies - C
33ZMusic, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies - Z
34ACommunication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management - A
34BCommunication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management - B
34CCommunication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management - C
34ZCommunication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management - Z
Notes

Person.REFUOA2021 is only applicable to staff who have an active contract of employment on 2020-07-31. Any staff who left the provider prior to or joined after this date should not be returned.

Further details on Category A eligible staff can be found in the Guidance on submissions paragraphs 117 to 122.

The unit of assessment of the staff member on the 2020-07-31 should be returned, even if the staff member has changed areas of work during the reporting year. All staff that have an FTE less than 20% will need to complete this field, as the FTE definitions within the REF are not applied to the HESA fields.

Valid entry patterns for the return of this data are: 01 - 34 followed by a letter A, B, C or Z.

We will collect three characters as valid entries, which is the Unit of Assessment number and category that the member of staff is associated with. Providers are welcome to submit codes 'A, B and C' which will denote (where applicable) where the member of staff is associated with a multiple submission. Z denotes where a multiple submission is not made.

Therefore, the letter within the valid entries denotes the multiple submission (if multiple submissions are made). For example, if the provider made multiple submissions to sub-panel 14 (Geography and Environmental studies) - 1 in Geography (14A) and 1 in Environmental Studies (14B); the respective letter should be included for the staff member associated with that submission. If the provider did not make multiple submissions it should be 14Z.

See Guidance on submissions, paragraphs 73 to 78, for further information on multiple submissions.

The funding bodies intend to undertake a cross-check of this data with HESA cost centre data, as described in the Guidance on submissions, paragraph 67.

Frequently asked questions that relate to the REF 2021 and policy matters can be found here. Any queries that relate to the REF should be addressed to [email protected], which will be monitored by Research England.

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Part of
Field length3
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: REFUOA2021
OwnerResearch England
Version1.0
Change management notesCoverage and guidance has been updated for the 2019/20 collection to aid the return of REF

Contact Liaison by email or on 01242 211144.