Research Quality and Policy Team

The focus of the team’s work is on supporting all administrative aspects of the compilation, review, validation, submission and audit of the University’s REF2021 submissions.  Any queries about REF2021 should be addressed to the team via

Queries about the following other aspects of our work should be addressed to :

  • Open access publication – in particular the identification, validation and application of open access policy exceptions.
  • The University’s annual outputs review (UAR) process (including the approval of external outputs reviewers, payments to reviewers and recording reviews).
  • Supporting timely submissions to Researchfish.
  • IRIS
  • SciVal – the use of the SciVal database to generate University-level citations data and the maintenance of the University structure within the database