Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) aims to identify and promote excellence across the full spectrum of research activity in Australia’s higher education institutions. ERA evaluates the quality of the research undertaken in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks. The ratings are determined and moderated by committees of distinguished researchers, drawn from Australia and overseas.
The indicators used in ERA include a range of metrics such as citation profiles which are common to disciplines in the natural sciences, and peer review of a sample of research outputs which is more broadly common in the humanities and social sciences. ERA is a comprehensive collection.
The data submitted by Flinders University covers all eligible researchers and their research outputs. The precise set of indicators used has been developed in close consultation with the research community.
The first full round of ERA occurred in 2010 with the results published in 2011. The second round of ERA was completed with the publication of the ERA 2012 National Report in December 2012. The next ERA round is scheduled for 2015 and preparations are currently under way.
Calendar of Important Events
|February||Feedback on Draft ERA 2015 Submission Documents||14 February Deadline||Feedback Submitted|
|March||Feedback on Draft ERA 2015 Journal and Conference Lists||21 March Deadline||Feedback Submitted|
|July||ERA 2015 Key Documents Made Available||4 July 2014||Available on ARC website|
|August||ERA Information Sessions||7 August 2014||See below for details|
ERA 2015 Information Sessions
Preparation is currently underway for ERA 2015. There has been a preliminary meeting between David Day, ERA Strategic Leaders, Library Staff and the RSO regarding Flinders’ strategy and the process going forward.
We will be holding two information sessions, one for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law staff, and one for the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences staff on Thursday 7 August 2014. These information sessions will provide you with a better understanding of the university’s strategy and what will be required of you throughout the ERA 2015 process.
Sessions are as follows:
Thursday 7 August 2014
- 9:30 am - 10:30 am: Health Sciences Lecture Theatre 1.01
Faculties of Science and Engineering, and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
- 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Education Lecture Theatre 1.01
Faculties of Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Education, Humanities and Law
Outcomes of Previous ERA Rounds
Information on Previous ERA rounds can be seen here.
ARC Information about ERA 2015