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Supervisor allocation (SupervisorAllocation)

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Key Value
Name Supervisor allocation
Short Name SupervisorAllocation
Version 1.4.0
Description This entity collects data on the supervisor(s) of doctoral research students
Uniquely Identified by

Each Supervisor allocation (SupervisorAllocation) is uniquely identified by:

Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All StudentCourseSessions where the returning provider is eligible for the REF and Qualification.QUALCAT= D0003, L0000, L0001 and Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE does not exist.

All StudentCourseSession where the returning provider is not eligible for the REF and Qualification.QUALCAT = D0003, L0000, L0001 and Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE does not exist and there is a formal collaborative arrangement to provide doctoral research training.
Notes



This entity collects data on the supervisor(s) of doctoral research students and their unit(s) of assessment.



Providers eligible for REF



For providers eligible to complete the REF, this must be returned for all doctoral research students, even if they only have one supervisor, to record the appropriate Unit of Assessment.



Providers not eligible for REF



For providers not eligible for REF, this must be returned to record where there is a formal collaborative arrangement to provide doctoral research training. A Unit of Assessment is required to be returned for providers eligible to submit to the REF, even if the submitting provider is not eligible to submit to the REF.



Multiple supervisors



Where there is formal collaborative arrangement to provide doctoral research training, this entity records the details.



Where there is concurrent collaboration or joint supervision the SupervisorAllocation.SUPALLPROP, SupervisorAllocation.2014UNITOFASSESSMENT, and SupervisorAllocation.HESAID fields should be used to record appropriate details. Only the lead provider should be returning the student's data.



Where there is a sequential collaboration (i.e. the student starts at one provider and reporting responsibilities are later transferred to another provider) the supervisor allocation entity should reflect the supervision during the time at the reporting provider only.




Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Reason Required To relate research students to their supervisors' provider and REF units of assessment.
Minimum Occurrences unbounded
Maximum Occurrences unbounded
Fields
Field Field Length Optional?
Supervisor allocation identifier (SUPALLID) 50 No
HESA identifier (HESAID) 8 Yes
REF2021 unit of assessment (REF2021UNITOFASSESSMENT) 3 Yes
Supervisor allocation proportion (SUPALLPROP) 4 No
Parent Entity Student course session (StudentCourseSession)
Revision History
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