At the conclusion of each ERA round, the ARC has published a National Report. The State of Australian University Research 2015–16: Volume 1 ERA National Report continues that tradition.

With three rounds of ERA now complete, this unique 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. Over the coming year the ARC will produce additional volumes based on analyses of this longitudinal data, which will provide further insights into the state of Australian university research. Volume 2 is due for release in the first half of 2016.

The ERA ratings for fields of research at each institution are available on the ERA 2015ERA 2012 and the ERA 2010 pages. The National Reports provide the ERA ratings and a related wealth of information and analyses.

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

The inaugural 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.

The topics covered in this report are:

  • ERA Ratings
  • Gender and the Research Workforce
  • Open Access
  • Volume of submitted outputs in ERA 2015
  • Percentage contribution to the National Landscape.

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

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