NON TRADITIONAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS

ERA ELIGIBILITY AND QUALITY IN THE CREATIVE ARTS


Q1 ORIGINAL CREATIVE WORKS – MAJOR RESEARCH COMPONENT

ERA WEIGHTING: 1

To be included in this category the output must meet the definition of research as amplified in the general requirements for research outputs (as defined on page 5) and thus should make contributions to a particular cultural field in at least one of the following ways:

  • Advancement or extension of knowledge;
  • New discoveries;
  • Innovative ideas, techniques, technologies;
  • Solutions to problems;
  • Refinement/reinterpretation of methods, techniques, existing knowledge;
  • Conceptual advances;
  • Constructive critiques and synthesis; and
  • New means of dissemination.

For all Q1 research outputs, a research statement is mandatory. This should outline the research component of the creative work under the following three headings, which should combine to be a maximum of 2,000 characters (approximately 250 words):

  • Research Background (including field, context and research question)
  • Research Contribution (including innovation and new knowledge)
  • Research Significance (evidence of excellence)

Research outputs are eligible as Original Creative Works (Q1 outputs) 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 (the latter should be recorded as T1, T2 or T3 outputs).However, the exhibition of an OriginalCreative Work can be used to demonstrate that the work has been made publicly available.

There are five sub-categories, outlined below:

Verification requirements