In 2020, the Australian Research Council (ARC) will be undertaking a comprehensive review of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI). An external, expert Advisory Committee will be engaged to advise the ARC CEO on key issues.

The purpose of the review is enable the ARC to:

  • simplify and streamline the programs
  • take advantage of recent developments in technology and big data
  • ensure the programs continue to reflect world’s best practice and
  • respond to the ongoing needs of the university sector, government and the public for a robust evaluation of Australian university research quality, impact and engagement.

The review will launch early 2020 with the opening of a consultation phase during which all stakeholders are encouraged to provide their views on the future operation of ERA and EI.

For more information on the review, please contact the ARC via email: or the ERA Helpdesk: 02 6287 6755.