The Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) is comprised of R&D income submitted by universities to the Commonwealth Government each year, and is used by the Commonwealth to determine the University’s share of Research Block Grants.

Draft HERDC specifications

The Higher Education Research Data Collection Specifications for the collection of 2023 data were released in February 2024. 

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Submission due date

Material required Due date
R&D income return 30 June 2024
Vice-Chancellors certification statement
Audit report

Any questions regarding the Draft HERDC specifications can be directed to rbgrants@education.gov.au 

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Research Services

T: 08 8313 5137  E: research.services@adelaide.edu.au