REF 2021 – Staff Data Collection Statement (Privacy Notice)

The Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR require institutions to inform their staff and other stakeholders as to how data about them that are submitted to the REF will be used.


This applies to current staff of Bournemouth University (BU) and to former BU staff we have included in our REF submission in relation to outputs produced during their time at BU.


BU’s published Staff and Non Staff Data Collection Statements can be found here:


You can access information about BU’s REF preparation via the Research Blog and if you have any general enquiries regarding the REF you can email For more information about the REF 2021 nationally please visit