ARCHIVED REPORTS

ERA National Reports from the previous evaluation rounds are only accessible via the AGWA website (please note that documents in the AGWA website may not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.). These include:

State of Australian University Research 2015–16: Volume 1 ERA National Report 

In 2015, the Australian Research Council (ARC) released the outcomes of the third round of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). The State of Australian University Research 2015–16: Volume 1 ERA National Report comprehensively details the quality of Australian university research benchmarked against world standards.

It identifies the excellence in research across a broad range of universities and the outstanding performances in areas of specialisation. Overall the quality of Australian university research continues to improve. This report includes the ERA 2015 national results and research published in the period 1 January 2008–31 December 2013.

State of Australian University Research 2015–16: Volume 1 ERA National Report*: 

State of Australian University Research 2015-16: Volume 2 Institutional Insights

The State of Australian University Research 2015–16: Volume 2 Institutional Insights looks at selected topics to provide further understanding of the state of Australian university research.

With three rounds of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) now complete, the ERA dataset covers all Australian university research outputs, staffing and activity from 2003 to 2013, and research income and research application data from 2006 to 2013. It is now possible to analyse this longitudinal data.

State of Australian University Research 2015–16: Volume 2 Institutional Insights*:

*If you require an alternate version of the State of Australian University Research 2015–16: Volume 2 Institutional Insights, please contact the ARC via communications@arc.gov.au

ERA 2012 National Report

In December 2012, the Australian Research Council released the outcomes of the second round of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).  The second round reported on research published in the period 1 January 2005–31 December 2010.

Archived material from ERA 2012

Full ERA 2012 National Report (356 pages) - WinZip (41MB)

ERA 2012 National Report Tables

All tables included in the ERA 2012 National Report.

  • Section 3 - National Profiles by FoR Codes (213KB)
  • Section 4 - ERA 2012 Institution Report (87KB)

ERA 2010 National Report

In 2010, the Australian Research Council released the outcomes of the first comprehensive national ERA assessment.  This round reported on research published in the period 1 January 2003–31 December 2008.

Archived material from ERA 2010

  • ERA 2010 National Report (PDF Format, 21.7MB)
    The entire ERA 2010 National Report (314 pages).
  • Section 1: ERA National Overview (PDF Format, 3.71MB)
    This section provides a national level summary of a range of ERA data, including research outputs, staff, income received, and applied measures (51 pages).
  • Section 2: ERA National Profiles by Field of Research (FoR) code (PDF Format, 17.1MB)
    This section provides a summary for each FoR code evaluated in ERA. The summary includes ERA rating statistics and key volume and activity information (177 pages).
  • Section 3: ERA National Summary of Indicators by FoR codes (PDF Format, 995KB)
    This section provides a breakdown of ERA data by two- and four-digit FoR codes (59 pages).
  • Section 4: Australian Institution report (PDF Format, 689KB)
    This section provides the ERA ratings for each two- and four-digit FoR code for each eligible institution (27 pages).

ERA 2009 Trial

In 2009, the Australian Research Council conducted a trial of ERA for two discipline clustersHumanities and Creative Arts (HCA) and Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences (PCE).  The trial assessed research in these discipline clusters published in the period 1 January 2002–31 December 2007.