1 August 2013 Start of period for income and impacts
1 January 2014 Start of period for outputs

Autumn 2017

Appointment of sub-panel chairs

Nominations invited for panel members

Recruitment of panel secretariat

Further decisions on the arrangements for submitting staff and outputs

Winter 2017-18

Appointment of panels

Consultation workshops on impact and public engagement

Spring 2018

Panels meet to develop criteria

Summer to Autumn 2018

Publish draft guidance, and consultation on panel criteria

Winter 2018-19

Publish final guidance and criteria


Complete preparation of submission systems


Submission phase

31 July 2020 End of assessment period (for research impacts, the research environment and related data)
November 2020 Closing date for submissions
31 December 2020 End of publication period for publication of research outputs and outputs underpinning impact case studies


Assessment phase

December 2021 Publication of outcomes
Spring 2022 Publications of submissions and reports