SRG Consultation Papers 2026

SRG Consultation Papers 2026

Last updated 19 December 2022
Last updated 19 December 2022

This page provides links to the PBRF Sector Reference Group consultation papers, the consultation feedback summaries and decision documents.

The PBRF Sector Reference Group (SRG) consults with the sector and other stakeholders on a range of implementation issues as part of the development of operational guidelines for the Quality Evaluation 2026.

Consultation on paper 9: Technical Matters/detailed EP structure and submission requirements is open until 24 February 2023. The papers can be found below.

The table below will be kept updated to reflect any updates to the group’s proposed ordering of issues, consultation papers and in-principle decisions.

No.

Consultation 
paper   

Consultation period

Consultation status

Decision status     

1

Approach to the design of the 2025 Quality Evaluation (PDF, 1.3 MB)

 6 October  - 5 November 2021

CLOSED

Decisions reached

Summary of consultation feedback and SRG decisions (PDF, 880 KB)

2

Towards a more holistic understanding of research excellence: PBRF research and research excellence definitions (PDF, 1.1 MB)

10 December 2021 – 14 February 2022

CLOSED

 

Decisions reached:

TEC In Principle decisions and summary of feedback on research definitions (PDF, 475 KB)

 

3

Redesigning Evidence Portfolios (EPs) (PDF, 1.1 MB) 4 March - 18 April 2022 CLOSED  

Decisions reached:

TEC In Principle decisions and summary of feedback on EP design (PDF, 485 KB)

 

4

Roles and person specifications for the Moderation Team (PDF, 423 KB) 31 March– 27 April 2022 CLOSED Decisions reached

5

Individual researcher circumstances and Staff Identification (PDF, 1.2 MB) 6 May – 2 June 2022 CLOSED Decision reached – see below

6

Panels: membership criteria and working methods (PDF, 1.2 MB)  1 July 2022 - 29 July 2022 CLOSED Decisions reached (PDF, 476 KB)

7

Individual Circumstances 2 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
Individual Circumstances Appendix 2 (A3 version) (PDF, 127 KB) 
12 August 2022 – 22 September 2022 CLOSED

 Decisions reached: 

TEC In-Principle decisions and summary of feedback on Individual Circumstances (PDF, 528 KB)

8

Panels: assessment criteria (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Proposed component descriptors (DOCX, 197 KB)
30 September 2022 – 11 November 2022 CLOSED  

9

Technical matters/detailed EP structure and submission requirements (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Detailed EP structure and submission requirements (DOCX, 491 KB)

19 December 2022 - 24 February 2023 OPEN  Consultation open

10

Reporting 31 March 2023 - 11 May 2023 NOT YET OPEN  

11

Summary of decisions and Covid-19 impact assessment

Draft PBRF Quality Evaluation 2026 Guidelines
16 June 2023 – 28 July 2023 NOT YET OPEN