REF: Complex circumstances examples
Worked examples of tariff reduction in complex individual circumstances
ECU and the REF team have developed a series of case studies to illustrate complex circumstances, with example decisions on the reduction of outputs. These have been approved by the four Main panel chairs and by the REF Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel.
The examples are based on the format of the REF1b form, and demonstrate the information that institutions are required to complete.
The examples provide information on the Equality and Diversity Panel's rationale for accepting or rejecting the number of outputs to be submitted.
Note: The complex circumstances case study examples were updated in May 2013. Example 12 has been revised to clarify how the calculation of outputs should be carried out.