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Research performance

The University is required to report research activity to the Federal Government annually through the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) and every three years through the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) process.

Publications collection

Research Services collate publications information for inclusion in the ERA submission.

We collate peer reviewed research publications from the following categories:

  • Authored books
  • Book chapters
  • Journal articles
  • Conference papers
  • Creative works
  • Research reports

Please check IRMA Federation Universities research management system for current research collections.

Publications can be submitted at any time throughout the year. An electronic copy of the publication, along with the appropriate evidence should be forwarded to

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

ERA is an assessment system that evaluates the quality of the research conducted at Australian universities. It is currently undertaken every three years, with the next round due for submission in 2018. ERA aims to identify and promote excellence across the full spectrum of research activity, including discovery, experimental and applied research within Australian higher education institutions. ERA provides an evaluation of Fields of Research (FoRs) at each institution, informed by four categories of indicators:

  1. Indicators of research quality
  2. Indicators of research activity
  3. Indicators of research application
  4. Indicators of recognition

Further information can be found at

Contact us

Ms Katie Donnelly
Project Coordinator, Research Strategy
Ph: 5327 9526

Mr Raimond Placidi
Research Performance Analyst
Ph: 5327 6288