Stakeholders have raised the possibility that referees may be unlikely to provide objective commentary if they know the subject of the commentary will have the opportunity to access the document. This concern is not unfounded, as over the past match cycle referees have expressed discomfort that applicants are able to view the contents of the references they provide. Some referees have gone so far as to revise or remove references as a result of the knowledge that they could potentially be accessed by applicants. Referees have also shared that applicants have contacted them after accessing a reference to ask that the referee modify and re-submit it. These actions are counter to the intended purpose of reference materials and have the potential to introduce bias and inequality into what is intended to be a fair and confidential process.