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Leeds UCU branch wants to find out your views on the draft Code of Practice for REF 2021  (CoP) that the university has just put out for consultation. We are looking to build on the wealth of experience and expertise in our membership to inform the branch's position. Please fill in the short survey below. 

All thoughts, comments and concerns are welcome. However, we are particularly keen to receive your views and experiences relating to: 

  • how preparations for REF 2021 interact with Annual Academic Meetings (AAM) and the Staff Review and Development Scheme (SRDS) [CoP para 19]; 
  • the process for identifying staff with significant responsibility for research and staff who are engaged in independent research [CoP para 35-41]
  • the process for appealing these decisions [CoP para 55-60]; 
  • and the process for selecting outputs [CoP para 76-84].

All the questions below are optional. If you'd like to discuss these issues further please contact

7.7. Your role related to research Optional
9.9. Would you be willing for UCU to share your comments with university management, suitably anonymised? Optional