Research performance standards

The Research Performance Standards detail minimum expectations of performance in terms of numbers of research publications, amount of research income generated and numbers of Higher Degree by Research student completions, for each academic/research staff member at FedUni.  

These Standards are based on a benchmarking study of research performance expectations across the sector and have been endorsed by:

  • the Vice Chancellor’s Senior Team (VCST)
  • the University Research Committee, and
  • a combined meeting of the VCST and the Executive Deans
  • the Associate Deans (Research) from each Faculty.

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 1.06 (Excel, 271kb) updated 26 February 2018

Hints on using the Calculator (PDF, 70kb)

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

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

Journals in the top 25%

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