ANZSRC Review 

The ARC, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Stats NZ, and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have jointly reviewed the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC).

The review provided a comprehensive assessment of the research classification and revised it where appropriate to reflect current practice and changes in the sector. 

Submissions to the ANZSRC Review have closed. Thank you to all stakeholders who contributed to the consultation. All comments received were taken into consideration in developing the revised ANZSRC Classification. 

The final classification, including ANZSRC 2008–2020 correspondences, can be found at:

The ANZSRC Review Outcomes Paper (PDF Format Word Format) details the review process and outcomes including a summary of changes. Note: Section 5 of the Outcomes Paper has been revised, and additional detail has been added for clarity.

Please see the Consultation page for more information about the consultations that have been undertaken as part of the ANZSRC Review. 

If you have questions regarding the review, please contact us via email: ARC-ANZSRCReview@arc.gov.au.