REF 2021: Callout for nominations for sub-panel members

As a nominating body for the second Research Excellence Framework, the Institute of Physics is requesting individuals to put themselves forward to be members of the physics sub-panel. Further information on the roles and recruitment of expert sub-panels is available on the Ref website

If you wish to put yourself forward for consideration as a sub-panel member or assessor, we ask that you fill in this form and send it to by Friday 24th November.  

Prior to submitting the form, you are asked to read Annex A, detailing the provisional timetable and workload for panels, which is available here and available at the above link.

Individuals may wish to read Annex C, which is also available at the above link. Annex C details the role of the IOP in considering equality and diversity issues when following the process for nominating sub-panel members. The IOP is taking equality and diversity issues very seriously and is aiming to ensure the process is as transparent and inclusive as possible. We would especially like to encourage members of previously under-represented groups to put themselves forward. Analysis of the REF 2014 panel membership is available here for reference:  

After all submissions have been received, The IOP, in conjunction with the Royal Astronomical Society, will shortlist submissions to put forward to HEFCE. A small group will be convened as a selection panel, of which the membership will be made publically available when confirmed.

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