Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI)

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) is a research quality and evaluation assessment developed by the Australian Research Council (ARC) in conjunction with the Department of Education.

Visit the Official ERA Website

  • Engagement And Impact assessment (EI)

    The inaugural Engagement and Impact Assessment took place in 2018 (EI 2018) and was developed by the ARC in response to the 2015 Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) in conjunction with the Australian Research Council (ARC). EI assess how well researchers are engaging with end-users of research, and shows how universities are translating their research into economic, social, environmental, cultural and other impacts.

    On 7 December. One of the measures under the agenda was for Australia to introduce a national assessment of the engagement and impact of university research.

    The methodology for EI 2018 was developed following consultation with university and industry stakeholders through a Steering Committee, working groups and a pilot study in 2017.

    Visit the official EI website

  • ERA 2023

    The next round of ERA will take place in 2023. Submission data for ERA 2023 will be collected for the following reference periods:

    Data type Reference period Years
    Research outputs 1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2021 6
    Research income 1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2021 3
    Staff Census Date As at 31 March 2022  



    The Operational Research Business Information Tool (ORBIT) is an intuitive, web based system giving detailed views of research activities at the University of Adelaide. The ORBIT ERA module is used to report on research activities for ERA.

  • Field of Research (FoR) coding

    Reporting and evaluation for ERA is by discipline grouping. There are eight discipline groupings defined according to Fields of Research (FoR) codes.


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