A tag is an attribute of a criterion. Tags provide a more flexible way of grouping criteria than using the categories which may be part of a methodology. For example, one could use tags drawn from the category structure in another methodology, or tags of local, national or international significance.
- one of the HEFCE Measures of Success - to facilitate reporting to HEFCE
- an OBHE category - to facilitate international comparisons.
There is also scope for adding a further home nation tag (e.g. for a future Welsh scheme) and an institutional tag.
Tags will often be codes for categories rather than names of them - in order to conserve space and allow for automatic processing.