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Research outputs count for 60 per cent of the overall quality rating for each Unit of Assessment (UoA).

The established tariff, based on the number of FTE submitted to a UOA, calculates the number of outputs that must be submitted. For every 1.0 FTE submitted, 2.5 outputs were required which are on the basis of ‘Originality’, ‘Rigour’ and ‘Significance’. For REF2021, Research England introduced an Open Access policy against which all journal articles and conference proceedings published since 1 April 2016 were required to be compliant, although some exceptions are possible. Our research outputs are available on OARS - Open Access Repository Suffolk which is a digital archive of research outputs produced by University of Suffolk staff.