Research Classification Codes
Research priorities and classification codes adopted within Australia are often required for grant applications or to classify research outputs for collections such as Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).
ERA and EI discontinued
The ERA/EI submissions have been discontinued as the ARC investigates alternative programs for evaluating research capabilities and measuring research excellence. Please read the full ARC Act 2001 Review for further information. The University will continue to process and store research outputs for internal performance measurement.
Australian science & research priorities
The Australian Government has developed a set of science & research priorities, and corresponding practical research challenges, designed to increase investment in areas of immediate and critical importance to Australia and its place in the world:
Visit the Science.gov website for further information.
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)
ANZSRC is a compendium of three classifications developed specifically for the compilation of standardised research and development statistics. It comprises classifications for Field of Research (FoR), Socio-economic Objective (SEO), and Type of Activity. Please visit the Australian ABS or New Zealand Aria website to view these codes (websites offer different layouts and methods of navigation):
- All ANZSRC codes (ABS)
- Field of Research (FoR) (UoA)
- Socio-economic Objective (SEO) (Aria)
- Type of Activity (ToA) (Aria)
- Field of Research (FoR) (ABS)
- Socio-economic Objective (SEO) (ABS)
- Type of Activity (ToA) (ABS)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC)
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) was developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for use in the compilation and analysis of industry statistics in Australia and New Zealand. The ANZSIC is a hierarchical classification comprising four levels, namely Divisions (the highest level of the classification), Subdivisions, Groups and Classes (the lowest level of the classification).
Visit the ANZSIC website for more information.
NHMRC research classification codes
The broad research area, field of research, broad health area and socio-economic objectives used by the NHMRC have been developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and published as the Australian Standard Research Classification 2008 edition. Includes research keywords and phrases.
Visit the NHMRC website for further information.