The hidden REF is split into two phases. During the first, we will continually collect ideas for new submission categories from the research community. These will be reviewed and any that appear to represent outputs that are important but unrecognised will be added to the competition. New categories will be announced every month. The second phase will be the competition itself, during which people will submit their research outputs. The submissions will be judged by panels of expert volunteers, and the winners will be announced in November 2020.

Phase 1: identifying new categories
10 February 2020Launch!
First Monday every monthAnnounce new categories
29 June 2020Final categories announced
Phase 2: the competition
6 July 2020Submissions open
4 September 2020Deadline for submissions
2 November 2020Winners announced!
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