Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) - UNSW

Research Analysis, Performance & Profile Office

ERA 2018 - Journal List Consultation (This is now closed)

The ARC has released the Draft Journal List for the ERA 2018 Submissions, and has invited UNSW to participate by providing new journal titles, and submitting comments to titles already in the existing list. 

On this page (right hand side) you may click the link and download the Consultation Guide, Draft Journal List, and the templates for recommending new titles to the Draft List and for making comments to existing titles. Please login with your zID and zPassword to access these files.

The RAPPO team will collect and put together all the lists from Faculties, and will submit to the ARC.

Please submit your lists to rappo@unsw.edu.au on or before the COB on Monday, 13 March 2017.


 

ERA 2015 Results

UNSW rated well in the ERA 2015 results, with an "outstanding performance well above world standard presented by the suite of indicators used for evaluation" in 10 Fields of Research (FOR) codes, and with "performance above world standard presented by the suite of indicators used for evaluation" in 11 FOR codes.  Below are the UNSW results for the ERA 2015:

FoR Code Description Rating
1 Mathematical Sciences 5
2 Physical Sciences 4
3 Chemical Sciences 4
4 Earth Sciences 5
5 Environmental Sciences 4
6 Biological Sciences 4
7 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences N/A
8 Information and Computing Sciences 5
9 Engineering 5
10 Technology 4
11 Medical and Health Sciences 4
12 Built Environment and Design 4
13 Education 4
14 Economics 5
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services 5
16 Studies In Human Society 4
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences 5
18 Law and Legal Studies 5
19 Studies In Creative Arts and Writing 5
20 Language, Communication and Culture 4
21 History and Archaeology 5
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies 4


For the full ERA 2015 Results, go to the ARC ERA 2015 webpage.


 REC Chair Appointments

The ARC has announced the appointment of the Research Evaluation Committee (REC) Chairs for ERA 2015. 

 The Chairs for ERA 2015 are: 

Humanities and Creative Arts Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner, University of Queensland
Engineering and Environmental Sciences Professor Hugh Possingham, University of Queensland
Education and Human Society Professor Brenda Cherednichenko, Deakin University
Economics and Commerce Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark, University of Melbourne
Mathematics, Information and Computing Sciences Professor Leon Sterling, Swinburne University of Technology
Biological and Biotechnological Sciences Professor Merlin Crossley, University of New South Wales
Medical and Health Sciences Professor Terry Nolan, University of Melbourne


A brief biography for each of the Chairs is available on the ARC website.


 

ERA 2015

Peer Reviewer Nominations - ERA 2015 Submissions

The UNSW has been invited by the ARC to nominate Peer Reviewers who will assist in the peer review process in the forthcoming ERA 2015 Submissions. The Peer Reviewer Nomination Information Sheet details the role of the peer reviewer and the nomination process.  Researchers who are interested in participating in the activity are encouraged to fill in the "Peer Reviewer Nomination Form" and identify up to six 6-digit Field of Research (FOR) codes from the list of FOR codes.  These documents are found on this webpage.

Although the ERA 2015 peer review process does not conduct evaluations at 6-digit FOR code, the 6-digit level will help the ARC assign selected peer reviewers to appropriate codes. 

All nomination forms must be submitted by email to era.unsw@unsw.edu.au on or before 31 October 2014.


 

ERA 2015

Research Evaluation Committee (REC) Nominations - CLOSED

 The ARC has invited UNSW to nominate up to fifty researchers who may be selected as member or chair of the Research Evaluation Committee (REC) for the forthcoming ERA 2015 Submissions. Each nominee must address a specific set of selection criteria, submit an EOI form and a 2-page CV in order to be considered for nomination.  The documents below (links are on this webpage) need to be submitted to the RAPP Office on or before 15 August.

  • REC Membership Selection Criteria
  • REC Nomination - EOI Form
  • REC Nomination procedure - ERA 2015
  • Two-page CV

For further information, contact the RAPP Office on rappo@unsw.edu.au or call us on x52920.


 

ERA 2015

For ERA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), go to the ARC webpage.


ERA Public Consultation - ERA 2015 Draft Journal List and Draft Conference Series List (CLOSED)

The ARC has released the DRAFT Journal List and Conference Series List that will support the ERA 2015 Submissions for public consultation.  To facilitate this consultation the ARC has developed a website interface that will allow participants to make comments on the draft lists and/or submit recommendations for addition to the lists.  The Journal and Conference Series Lists Interface requires participants to register and login in order to access the lists and submit their comments and recommendations online directly to the ARC.  This consultation was extended until Friday, 21 March 2014.

For more details, please see the Latest News section.


ERA Public Consultation - ERA 2015 Draft Submission Guidelines (CLOSED)

In preparation for the forthcoming ERA 2015 submissions, the ARC has released Draft Documents that will guide this exercise and is seeking feedback from institutions.  The following draft documents are the subject of the current consultation:

  • Draft ERA 2015 Submission Guidelines, which provide guidance about the ERA 2015 submission rules and components;
  • Draft ERA-SEER 2015 Business Rules and Verification, which provide information about the system checks that SEER will perform against institution submission data to ensure data integrity;
  • Draft ERA-SEER 2015 Technical Specifications, which provide technical instructions in preparing the ERA submissions;
  • Draft ERA 2015 Discipline Matrix, which shows the indicators that apply to each Field of Research (FoR) codes;and 
  • Draft ERA-SEER 2015 Technology Pack, which contains a number of files to assist institutions in preparing their XML submission files.

UNSW will submit institutional feedback to the ARC.  For details on the UNSW feedback submission, please see the Latest News.

This consultation closes on 14 February 2014.


 

ERA 2012

Outcomes of the ERA 2012 - UNSW Summary

In 2012, the Australian Research Council conducted the second Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation across all eight discipline clusters. Outcomes of the ERA 2012 evaluation, which applied to research undertaken between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2010, are now available.

Nationally, UNSW received the fifth highest rating of 4.19 (out of a maximum five) – measuring our performances in all broad fields of research as “at, above or well above” world standard.  These results confirm UNSW's continued strength as a research university in NSW and one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities.

UNSW scored 5 out of 5 in 25 subject areas (see below), and was the only University to receive the grade of "well above average" in Computer Software, Urban and Regional Planning, Policy and Administration, and Film, Television and Digital Media:

Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Analytical Chemistry
Art Theory and Criticism
Banking, Finance and Investment
Business and Management
Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
Clinical Sciences
Computer Software
Cultural Studies
Econometrics
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Evolutionary Biology
Film, Television and Digital Media
Historical Studies
Immunology
Law
Literary Studies
Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
Marketing
Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
Policy and Administration
Psychology
Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
Urban and Regional Planning
Visual Arts and Crafts



 

ERA 2010

Outcomes of the ERA 2010 - UNSW Summary

In 2010, the Australian Research Council conducted the first full Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation across all eight discipline clusters. Outcomes of the ERA 2010 evaluation, which applied to research undertaken between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2008, were published in January 2011.

Nationally, UNSW received the fourth highest rating of 4.04 (out of a maximum five) – measuring our performances in all broad fields of research as “at, above or well above” world standard.  These results confirm UNSW as the strongest research university in NSW and one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities.

In 33 subject areas, UNSW received the top or equal top rating and scored 5 out of 5 in 19 areas (see below):

Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Analytical Chemistry
Art Theory and Criticism
Banking, Finance and Investment
Business and Management
Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
Civil Engineering
Clinical Sciences
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Evolutionary Biology
Film, Television and Digital Media
Historical Studies
Human Movement and Sports Science
Immunology
Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
Marketing
Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Psychology