Many RMA members will know that the Research Excellence Framework (REF) has been affected by Covid-19, and there is currently a very quick consultation about the revised timeline. See the webinar and slides at https://www.ref.ac.uk/guidance/training-and-events-materials/webinar-and-survey-initial-views-on-ref-timetable/.
There are essentially two questions: (1) about a new submission deadline in 2021 and (2) about extending the impact assessment period (NB the staff census date remains fixed at 31 July 2020).
The RMA Council will be compiling a response on behalf of the music research community and in consultation with other societies. If you have views on these two questions that you would like us to consider, please write to email@example.com no later than Thursday 30 April.