Research performance standards

The Research Performance Standards (updated 24th October 2018) detail minimum expectations of performance for each academic/research staff member at FedUni. The Standards consist of

  1. ERA eligible traditional research publications as per the ERA definitions
    • books—authored research
    • chapters in research books—authored research
    • journal articles—scholarly, peer reviewed journal
    • conference publications—full paper refereed.
  2. Research Income eligible to be counted for the Higher Education Research Data Collection
    • Category 1: Australian competitive grant R&D income
    • Category 2: Other public sector R&D income
    • Category 3: Industry and other R&D income
    • Category 4: Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) R&D income
  3. Numbers and contribution of supervision to Higher Degree by Research student completions.

Collection of Research Outputs 2014-2017

Research Services maintains a collection of research outputs from 2014-2017 which are harvested from Web of Science, Scopus, self-reported by researchers and sourced from other internal and external databases. However to ensure that the data used for the Research Performance Standards is as complete as possible, researchers will be emailed a link to their complete outputs held for 2014-2017. Staff are invited to review and addend research outputs for that period. 2018 research outputs are not being collected at this time.

The collection system is straightforward and easy to use, however training will be available via

  • Face to face (Mt Helen MTH_F301) and via videoconference (Churchill CHLL_2E101_Lecture and Berwick BER_903_1133_Meeting) on Monday 04 June 2018, 12.30 to 1.30pm. Participants from other locations are welcome to join via Skype.
  • Webinars via Adobe Connect on Tuesday 05 June at 3.00pm, Wednesday 06 June at 12.30pm and Thursday 07 June at 9.15am;
  • Online videos and resources (Please view video in Google Chrome)

Debbie Weston from Research Services is also available to help via email or phone 5327 6742.

Composite Research Performance Index (CRPI)

The Research Performance Standards form the basis of the Composite Research Performance Index (CRPI), which is the starting point for discussion between academics staff and their supervisors regarding research workload allocation.

To calculate your CRPI, an Excel spreadsheet with built-in formulae has been developed for use. The latest version of this calculator is available below, with a list of examples on the use of the CRPI, a set of instructions and examples of the CRPI in use is also available.

CRPI Calculator version 1.08 (xlsx, 242kb)* updated 24th October 2018.

* please note that the Calculator only works for those staff with a Research Workload allocation greater than 0. If you have research outputs with no research workload allocation, please discuss with your Head of School or Dean.

Hints on using the Calculator (PDF, 70kb)

Example on using the Calculator - Level A (xlsx, 273kb)

Example on using the Calculator - Level B to E (xlsx, 285kb)

Journals in the top 25%

A good reference for finding the top 25% of journals in your discipline is the Scimago Journal Rankings.