ANZSRC Review 

The ARC, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ), and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are undertaking a joint review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC).

The review will ensure the research classifications reflect current practice and remain responsive to change in the sector. 

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

Stakeholders from New Zealand may contact MBIE via its website.

Public Consultation

Public consultation for the ANZSRC Review is now open. The ARC, ABS, Stats NZ and MBIE have published a joint Discussion Paper setting out the purpose and scope of the review, and providing a number of questions to guide discussion.

The Discussion Paper can be downloaded here in PDF format (1.29MB) and Word format (1.09MB).

Submissions close 7 June 2019.

Submission should be made through the online submission portal. The portal will allow users to:

  • upload a response in Microsoft Word or machine-readable PDF format
  • respond to the questions in the Discussion Paper, or
  • make a shorter submission (for example addressing issues with specific codes).

The Australian Research Council and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are using SurveyMonkey as the online portal for the collection, aggregation and analysis of submission data. The information collected in these submissions is transmitted and stored securely in the United States in accordance with SurveyMonkey’s terms of use. You can access SurveyMonkey’s terms of use here. We will always tell you when we use SurveyMonkey.

You may decline to provide this information by not responding through SurveyMonkey. If you do provide a submission through SurveyMonkey you consent to storage of your submission offshore (outside of Australia and New Zealand). This means that once you have chosen to participate using SurveyMonkey the Australian Research Council and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will not have an obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure that SurveyMonkey does not breach the Australian and New Zealand Privacy Principles in relation to personal information that is given to SurveyMonkey. You can access SurveyMonkey’s privacy policy here.

If you have any questions or concerns about the handling of your personal information or wish to make a submission without using the SurveyMonkey platform, please contact ARC-ANZSRCReview@arc.gov.au (Aust.) or ANZSRCReview@mbie.govt.nz (NZ).