NON TRADITIONAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS

ERA ELIGIBILITY AND QUALITY IN THE CREATIVE ARTS


5.4.9.7. Research Reports for an External Body

A Research Report for an External Body is a written research output commissioned or solicited by an external body such as a government department or private company.

Sub-categories of Research Report for an External Body are as follows:

Research Output Description
Public Sector A research report that has been undertaken for an Australian, state, territory, local, foreign or international government body or organisation.
Industry A research report that has been undertaken for a company, industry organisation, industry peak body, or an employer/employee association.
Not-For-Profit A research report that has been undertaken for a body or organisation operating in the not-for-profit sector.
Other A research report undertaken for an organisation not covered by the above sub-categories.

Portfolios are eligible for submission in this subcategory only within fields of research which are flagged with “other NTRO” (see the ERA 2015 Discipline Matrix).

The following examples are likely to be ineligible for submission under this subcategory:

  • submissions to public inquiries and consultations, including government or parliamentary inquiries;
  • policy blogs or online commentaries/articles; and
  • briefing notes.

In some cases, the above items may be eligible as part of a portfolio.