NON TRADITIONAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS

ERA ELIGIBILITY AND QUALITY IN THE CREATIVE ARTS


5.4.9.3. Original Creative Works

Research outputs are eligible asOriginalCreative Works only where the relevant eligible researcher is the creator of the creative work rather than, for example, the curator of an exhibition of creative works produced by others.

If an institution selects an original creative work for ERA peer review, institutions must supply additional documentation as part of theResearch Statement for ERA Peer Review of Non-Traditional Research Outputs.

The exhibition of an original creative work can be used to demonstrate that the work has been made publicly available but each instance of such a research output can only be claimed once. Exhibited creative works can be submitted as either:

  • a single item exhibited as an individual creative work (equal to one research output); or
  • a group of works exhibited as a cohesive/thematic collection of the work of a single creator (also equal to one research output).

Sub-categories of Original Creative Works areas follows:

Research Output Description
Visual artwork A research output such as a fine arts and crafts work, diagram,map, photographic image, sculpture or installation.
Design/Architectural work Realised, constructed, fabricated or unrealised building and design projects. ‘Unrealised‘ projects must have a statement that provides evidence of the research involved.
Textual work Written creative work that is not eligible to be submitted as a book or journal article, such as a novel or art review. Exhibition catalogues and catalogue entries should be submitted in this subcategory.
Other Other original creative works that do not fit the other research output types. For example, scholarly editions, scholarly translations and public policy reports may be submitted under this category, provided they meet the relevant eligibility criteria, including meeting the definition of research.