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The webinar was streamed live at 10:00 - 11:00 on Tuesday 21 April 2020. It covered issues relating to the timing of the new submission deadline, and the broad approach to taking account of the effects of Covid-19 on impact case studies.

To view a recording of the webinar please click here.

To view the webinar slides only please click here.

Questions posed during the Q&A section of the webinar and sent in via email following the webinar were collated and a related set of FAQs published.

Further questions relating to the webinar and survey, or comments on the REF timetable more generally, may be sent to


Views on the consultation questions set out in the webinar were invited via the online survey by noon on 5 May 2020.

To download a Word version of the survey for information only please click here.