11 October 2021

The ARC commenced the implementation of the updated 2020 Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) codes within the Research Management System (RMS) for National Competitive Grants Program activities as advised in the September 2020 ARChway edition

Since then, the ARC has reached out to many ARC-funded researchers and ARC assessors to update their 2020 ANZSRC codes in RMS including: 

  • conversion of existing 2008 FoR codes to the new 2020 FoR codes; and/or  
  • manually entering the new 2020 FoR codes.  

So far, we have received huge support from researchers and assessors, as well as from various Research Offices to assist with the transition.  

Once this is completed, the transition will help to align ARC-funded projects to the research currently being undertaken in Australia and New Zealand, as well as reduce the volume of research categorised as ‘not elsewhere classified’. We are in the final stage of the transition process and the ARC is encouraging everyone to update their RMS profiles to finalise this process. 

We are in the final stage of the transition process and the ARC is encouraging everyone to update their RMS profiles to finalise this process. For more detail on how to update the RMS profiles, please refer to the RMS User Management Guide