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Research Output Reporting

Information on USC reportable publication schemes.

J1 - Original Creative Work (Visual Art Work)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include visual art work in an appropriate medium expressing ideas that lead to new knowledge and/or advance the development and understanding of the creative arts.  Works may contribute to the broader cultural debate or develop or extend art historical/theoretical debates surrounding specific genres of creative production (e.g. painting, video, ceramics).  Research outputs in this category are only eligible if the researcher is the creator of the creative work.  The work must have been made publicly available usually through exhibition by a recognised museum or exhibiting authority of standing. 

 

The work should exhibit originality in at least one of the following ways:

  • the inclusion of ideas and forms new to a particular genre or to the visual arts generally
  • the incorporation of new technological research and/or new material/production methods
  • the use of new and/or unusual combinations of media in cross-disciplinary creations involving hybrid art forms and/or usually unrelated creative practices, eg:
  • art/science/scholarship
  • creative/critical work
  • performance/public art
  • sound/visual installations/sculpture
  • collaborative projects involving sound/film/mixed media.

 

The types of works that may meet this definition include:

  • fine arts and crafts
  • diagram
  • map
  • photographic image
  • sculpture
  • installation

 

The types of works that do not meet this definitions include:

  • curator of an exhibition (possibly J16)
  • works that have been exhibited at various locations after the first exhibition, or in slightly different contexts (possibly J1n)

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • exhibition or presentation in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline, such as a major festival or gallery location.
  • commissioning or funding by a distinguished public or private body
  • inclusion of work in school or university curriculum
  • recognition, eg
    • an exhibition catalogue from a reputable international or local academic or commercial publisher
    • invitation to repeat exhibitions or performances
    • awards and prizes
    • acquisition by a public or private collection
    • discussion and dissemination by esteemed organisations, eg, broadcast or televised
  • additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by reproduction and repeat exhibition.

 

This category would recognise the following as exhibition venues:

  • National or State Gallery or Museum
  • Contemporary Art Space
  • University Gallery
  • a member of the Regional Galleries Association
  • a member of the Commercial Galleries Association or a venue of equivalent standing
  • public or site-specific art projects
  • international exhibitions and projects
  • curated virtual exhibitions

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • substantial reviews written by peers in the field and published (in print or online) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national and international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation
  • the commissioning or funding of the work/ exhibition/ performance by a competitive and/or peer-review process
  • awards, prizes, honours, short-listing, etc., judged by a panel of peers.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the creator’s oeuvre. The endevaour is typically sustained over less than one year. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the work, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in artistic structure or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concept, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, inter-relationships (artistic or otherwise)
  • a moderate degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A newly created major body of work/film/performance of significant scale and artistic complexity. The endeavor is typically sustained over one to five years. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the publicly available work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in artistic structure, scope or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, inter-relationships (artistic or otherwise)
  • a high degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • evidence of first exhibited date, or first made public
  • a copy of the work or link if web-based
  • published catalogue of exhibition, if applicable
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J1 Visual art work ERA eligible, done at USC
J1Ext Visual art work ERA eligible, not done at USC
J1n Visual art work not ERA eligible

 

J2 - Original Creative Work (Design/Architectural Work)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include architecture and design (built or unbuilt) undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge in the context of architecture, design, and creative arts research. This may include new techniques of conceptualisation, design, fabrication, or compositional processes, or new relationships to programs of social utility.  The output documentation should be some form of design documentation, and there should be supporting documentation to show that the design has entered the public domain in some way.  Research outputs in this category are only eligible if the researcher is the creator of the creative work.

 

Architecture and design that exhibits originality in at least one of the following ways:

  • by challenging disciplinary conventions
  • by yielding new and highly innovative approaches or techniques
  • by addressing existing issues in new ways
  • by creating unusual combinations of media.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • realised, constructed, fabricated or unrealised building and design projects

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • exhibition or publication in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • commissioning/funding by a distinguished public or private body, or industry partner
  • additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by reproduction and repeat exhibition.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • substantial representations or reviews written by peers in the field and published (in print or online) in academic journals or professional publications, by commercial publishers in the national and international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation
  • the commissioning or funding of the design work by a competitive and/or peer-review process
  • design awards, prizes, honours, short-listing commendations, judged by a panel of peers.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to a designer’s oeuvre which is made publicly available.  The endevaour is typically sustained over less than one year. The designer should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the work, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in design technique, structure or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts methodologies, approaches, repertoire, and/or conceptual or artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the designer’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new work of significant scale and artistic complexity. The endevaour is typically sustained over one to five years. The designer should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the publicly available work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in design technique, structure, or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, and/or conceptual or artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the designer’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • evidence of first exhibited date, or first made public
  • a copy of the work or link if web-based
  • published catalogue of exhibition, if applicable
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • unrealised projects must have a statement that provides evidence of the research involved
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J2 Design/architectural work ERA eligible, done at USC
J2Ext Design/architectural work ERA eligible, not done at USC
J2n Design/architectural work not ERA eligible

 

J3 - Original Creative Work (Textual Work)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include textual work in different fields of creative and/or critical endeavour that embodies research and is not eligible to be submitted as a traditional output (such as a book or journal article).  This involves the creation of new and original works or the generation of novel insights about existing texts.  The category recognises the creation of the body of work or new work that has been published in a copyright-able medium by a recognised publisher or broadcaster, or represented in the context of a major arts organisation or event.  Works are undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge and/or advance the development and understanding of literary and/or other written forms.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • scholarly editions
  • scholarly translations
  • novels
  • art reviews
  • exhibition catalogues and catalogue entries (note that where the catalogue derives from an exhibition curated by the author, the research can only be submitted in one category, i.e. textual or curated exhibition)
  • notated musical work and published scores.

 

The types of works that do not meet this criteria include:

  • articles in newspapers or popular magazines (possibly N1)

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • publication in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline, of at least State standing or higher, such as a State-based publisher, capital city theatre, State-recognised festival
  • publication by major academic or commercial presses, galleries or museums
  • online hosting by major institutions
  • commissioning/funding by a distinguished public or private body.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by anthologisation and/or re-publication.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • publication in a peer-reviewed publication series
  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, short-listing, prizes, honours, judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or on-line) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to an author’s oeuvre, such as a short story, individual poems or substantial revisions to previously published creative works. The author should have a credited or acknowledged sole author or a significant role in the creation of the published work, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in literary technique, structure or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts methodologies, approaches, and/or intellectual or artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the author’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major work involves new writing of significant scale and complexity, such as a novel, play, or major collection of short stories or poems. The author should have a credited or acknowledged sole author or a significant role in the creation of the published work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the author’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • evidence of first published date
  • a copy of the work or link if web-based
  • published catalogue of exhibition, if applicable
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J3 Textual work ERA eligible, done at USC
J3Ext Textual work ERA eligible, not done at USC
J3n Textual work not ERA eligible

 

J4 - Original Creative Work (Other)

Definition

Research outputs that cannot be classified under another Original Creative Work sub-category or other NTRO category.  Works in this category must be original research undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge.  This may offer a new contribution to broad cultural debates, or develop of rextend historical, theorteical or design debates.

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • publication in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • commissioning/funding by a distinguished public or private body
  • additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by anthologisation and/or re-publication.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • publication in a peer-reviewed publication series
  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, prizes, honours, short-listing, etc., judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or on-line) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the author. The endevaour is typically sustained over less than one year. The author should have a credited or acknowledged sole author or a significant role in the creation of the published work, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts methodologies, approaches, inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the author’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major work involves new writing of significant scale and complexity, such as a major scholarly edition.  The endevaour is typically sustained over one to five years. The author should have a credited or acknowledged sole author or a significant role in the creation of the published work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the author’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based
  • published catalogue of exhibition, if applicable
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J4 Other original creative work ERA eligible, done at USC
J4Ext Other original creative work ERA eligible, not done at USC
J4n Other original creative work not ERA eligible

 

J5 - Live Performance (Music)

Definition

Research outptus in this category include musical performance embodying research and undertaken on a systematic basis extends knowledge and/ or develops the work of other creative artists and researchers in music and other fields. The live performance should exhibit originality, extending the boundaries of existing ideas, methodologies, approaches, creative or improvisational techniques. This may include repertoire performed according to new ideas of performance practice. The significance of any new work rests on its entry into public discourse through live performance, and subsequent forms of public dissemination.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • a new repertoire
  • a repertoire that has been newly discovered, edited or interpreted by the creator
  • a repertoire that incorporates improvisation drawing on extensive research

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • performance in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • performance in association with performing bodies recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • the selection of work performed for broadcast or recording, where the broadcaster or recording publisher is recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by repeat performances and reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, prizes, honours, short-listing, etc., judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or on-line) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the creator. The endevaour is typically sustained over less than one year.  The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the publicly performed work, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in musical technique, structure or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, or inter-relationships (musical or otherwise)
  • a moderate degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new work of significant scale and complexity. The endevaour is typically sustained over one to five years.  The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the publicly performed work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in musical technique, structure, or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, or artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based plus any relevant material such as a program
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J5 Music ERA eligible, done at USC
J5Ext Music ERA eligible, not done at USC
J5n Music not ERA eligible

 

J6 - Live Performance (Play)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include theatre or other dramatic performance embodying research and undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge and/or advance understanding in the context of the arts and humanities.  A live theatrical performance of new and original work that extends knowledge and/or develops the work of other artists and researchers.  The live performance should exhibit originality, extending the boundaries of the art form, by introducing new ideas, methodologies, creative approaches, and/or techniques. This may include repertoire performed according to experimental processes.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • a new repertoire
  • a repertoire that has been newly discovered, edited or interpreted by the creator
  • a repertoire that incorporates improvisation drawing on extensive research

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • performance in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • performance in association with other artists, partners or associations recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • the selection of work performed for recording and/or broadcast or, where the recording body or broadcaster is recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by repeat performances and reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, prizes, honours, short-listing, etc., judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or on-line) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the creator. The endevaour is typically sustained over less than one year. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the performance, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in dramaturgy or performance technique, structure or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, or inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new work of significant scale and complexity. The endevaour is typically sustained over one to five years. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the performance, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in dramaturgy or performance structure, scope, scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, or artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based plus any relevant material such as a program
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J6 Play ERA eligible, done at USC
J6Ext Play ERA eligible, not done at USC
J6n Play not ERA eligible

 

J7 - Live Performance (Dance)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include dance performance embodying research and undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge and/or advance understanding in the context of the arts, and humanities and extends and/or develops new knowledge in the performing arts and other fields.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • a new repertoire
  • a repertoire that has been newly discovered, choreographed, or interpreted by the creator
  • a repertoire that incorporates improvisation drawing on extensive research
  • a repertoire that uses new approaches to established traditions of dance performance

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • performance in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • performance in association with performing bodies recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • the selection of work performed for broadcast or recording, where the broadcaster or recording publisher is recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by repeat performances and reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, prizes, honours, short-listing, etc., judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or on-line) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the creator. The endevaour is typically sustained over less than one year. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the dance work, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in choreographic technique, structure or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, or artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new work of significant scale and complexity. The endevaour is typically sustained over one to five years. The work of the creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the dance work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in choreographical structure, scope, scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, or artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based plus any relevant material such as a program
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J7 Dance ERA eligible, done at USC
J7Ext Dance ERA eligible, not done at USC
J7n Dance not ERA eligible

 

J8 - Live Performance (Other)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include live performances that are not otherwise able to be classed as Live Performance (Dance), Live Performance (Music) or Live Performance (Play), and are not able to be classified in any of the other NTRO categories.  Works  embodying research and undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge and/or advance understanding in the context of the arts and humanities.  The live performance should exhibit originality, extending the boundaries of the art form, by introducing new ideas, methodologies, creative approaches, and/or techniques. This may include repertoire performed according to experimental processes.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • a new repertoire
  • a repertoire that has been newly discovered, edited or interpreted by the creator
  • a repertoire that incorporates improvisation drawing on extensive research

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • performance in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • performance in association with other artists, partners or associations recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • the selection of work performed for recording and/or broadcast or, where the recording body or broadcaster is recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by repeat performances and reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, prizes, honours, short-listing, etc., judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or on-line) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the creator. The endevaour is typically sustained over less than one year. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the performance, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in dramaturgy or performance technique, structure or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, or inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new work of significant scale and complexity. The endevaour is typically sustained over one to five years. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the performance, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in dramaturgy or performance structure, scope, scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, or artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based plus any relevant material such as a program
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J8 Other performance ERA eligible, done at USC
J8Ext Other performance ERA eligible, not done at USC
J8n Other performance not ERA eligible

 

J9 - Recorded/Rendered Creative Work (Audio/Visual Recording)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include new and original research outputs embodying research that has been created specifically for presentation in an audio-visual format and is undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge and/or advance understanding in the context of the creative arts or other scholarly disciplines.  This may include traditional scholarship presented in a documentary format or production of new material specifically for an audio-visual medium.  For works in this category, the creative research component is contained within the recording/rendering.  The significance of any new work rests on its entry into public discourse through presentation in an audio-visual format.

 

The work should exhibit originality in at least one of the following ways:

  • by developing new applications, production processes or modes of presentation
  • by using hybrid forms, involving usually unrelated creative practices or new combinations of disciplinary genres.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • video
  • film
  • documentary
  • other audio-visual presentations

 

The types of works that may not meet this criteria include:

  • conference paper presentations (possibly E5)
  • television interviews of short duration that are not offered for sale (possibly F1)

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • presentation in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers
  • dissemination by a commercial or not-for-profit body of national or international reputation
  • commissioning or funding by a distinguished public or private body
  • discussion and dissemination by esteemed broadcast organisations.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by invitations to republish, and by reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, prizes, honours, short-listing, etc., judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or on-line) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the creator. The endevaour is typically sustained over less than one year. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the work, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in content and in technique, structure, or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, and intellectual or artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new work of significant scale and complexity. The endevaour is typically sustained over one to five years. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in content and in technique, structure, or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, and intellectual or artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based plus any relevant material such as a program
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J9 Film, video ERA eligible, done at USC
J9Ext Film, video ERA eligible, not done at USC
J9n Film, video not ERA eligible

 

J10 - Recorded/Rendered Creative Work (Performance)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include new and original recording or rendering of performance that extends knowledge and/or develops the work of other creative artists and researchers in music, dance, theatre, and other fields. For works in this category, the creative research component is contained within the recording/rendering. The significance of any new work rests on its entry into public discourse through publication.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • recorded performances of a new repertoire
  • recorded performance of a repertoire that has been newly discovered, edited or interpreted by the performer
  • recorded performance of an improvisation specifically for the recording or rendering

 

The types of works that may not meet this criteria include:

  • simple documentation of live performances of creative work

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • commercial release under a label recognised by peers in the discipline
  • performance recorded in association with performing bodies recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • the selection of the work for broadcast, where the broadcaster is recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • commissioning/funding by a distinguished public or private body.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by anthologisation and/or the invitation to republish, and by reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, prizes, honours, short-listing, etc., judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or on-line) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the creator. The endevaour is typically sustained over less than one year. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the published work, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in technique, structure, or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, or artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major work involves an extensive or comprehensive new recording of significant complexity. The endevaour is typically sustained over one to five years. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the publically available work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in technique, structure, or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, or artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based plus any relevant material such as a program
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J10 Recorded performance ERA eligible, done at USC
J10Ext Recorded performance ERA eligible, not done at USC
J10n Recorded performance not ERA eligible

 

J11 - Recorded/Rendered Creative Work (Inter-arts)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include original or newly recorded or rendered creative work resulting from systematic research based on experimental, interactive, hybrid, or interdisciplinary arts processes, which increases the stock of knowledge and/or advances understanding in fields across the research spectrum, primarily in the creative arts.  Works in this category are produced in association with other researchers in other disciplinary fields and for which the creative research component is contained within the recording/rendering. The significance of any new work rests on its entry into public discourse through exhibition or publication.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • recorded performances of a new repertoire
  • recorded performance of a repertoire that has been newly discovered, edited or interpreted by the performer
  • recorded performance of an improvisation specifically for the recording or rendering
  • experimentation or collaboration across disciplinary fields
  • works using hybrid forms comprising usually unrelated creative practices or new combinations of media
  • works challenging traditional relationships between artist, audience, and social and physical spaces, such as investing the audience with an element of creative agency.

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • installation or presentation in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • dissemination by a commercial or not-for-profit body of national or international reputation
  • commissioning or funding by a distinguished public or private body
  • discussion and dissemination by esteemed broadcast organisations.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by anthologisation and/or invitations to republish and by reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, short-listing, prizes, honours, judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or online) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the creator. The endeavor is typically sustained over less than one year. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the work, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in technique, structure, or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, or artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the creator’s peers
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new work of significant scale and complexity. The endeavor is typically sustained over one to five years. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in technique, structure, or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, or artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based plus any relevant material such as a program
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J11 Inter-arts ERA eligible, done at USC
J11Ext Inter-arts ERA eligible, not done at USC
J11n Inter-arts not ERA eligible

 

J12 - Recorded/Rendered Creative Work (Digital Creative Work)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include original work created specifically for a digital medium embodying research and undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge and/or advance understanding in fields across the research spectrum, primarily in design and the creative arts.  This may include new dynamic visualisation techniques and other forms of modelling, the extension of modelling approaches to additional dimensions, or the use of new applications of existing material, forms, software or ideas.  For works in this category, the creative research component is contained within the recording/rendering.  The output should be in a form that is publicly available and enables dissemination of knowledge. The significance of any new work rests on its entry into public discourse through publication.

 

The work should exhibit originality, which may be in one of the following ways:

  • by developing hybrid forms through new combinations of creative practices or media
  • by developing new applications or modes of interactivity
  • by applying visualisation and other forms of dynamic modelling in new fields.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • multidimensional models, including creative 3D models
  • digital outputs of architectural and design projects
  • computer programs and games
  • system software and application software
  • visual artworks

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • presentation in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • dissemination by a commercial or not-for-profit body of national or international reputation
  • commissioning or funding by a distinguished public or private body
  • discussion and dissemination by esteemed publishing or broadcasting organisations.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by invitations to republish and by reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, short-listing, prizes, honours, judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or online) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the creator. The endeavor is typically sustained over less than one year.  The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the digital work, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in technique, structure, or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, applications, or design/artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the creator’s peers
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new work of significant scale and complexity. The endeavor is typically sustained over one to five years. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the digital work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in technique, structure, or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, applications, or design/artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the creator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based plus any relevant material such as a program
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J12 Digital creative work ERA eligible, done at USC
J12Ext Digital creative work ERA eligible, not done at USC
J12n Digital creative work not ERA eligible

 

J13 - Recorded/Rendered Creative Work (Website/Web-based Exhibition)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include original or newly rendered work embodying research that is created specifically for dissemination through a website and is undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge and/or advance understanding in fields across the entire research spectrum. This may include the incorporation of new presentation techniques, methodologies or approaches in web media.  The research is concerned with creating or rendering content, rather than with selecting content produced by others.  In order to be eligible for this category the researcher is the creator of the creative works featured in the website.  The significance of any new work rests on its entry into public discourse through publication.

 

The types of works that may not meet this criteria include:

  • curated web based exhibitions of creative work of others (possibly J15)

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • hosting by a major institution – a commercial or not-for-profit body of national or international reputation
  • commissioning or funding by a distinguished public or private body.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by invitations to republish and by reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, prizes, honours, short-listing, etc., judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or on-line) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the creator.  The endeavor is typically sustained over less than one year. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the web content, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in technique, structure, or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, applications, or conceptual/artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new work of significant scale and complexity. The endeavor is typically sustained over one to five years. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the web content, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in technique, structure, or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, applications, or conceptual/artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based plus any relevant material such as a program
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J13 Website/Web exhibition ERA eligible, done at USC
J13Ext Website/Web exhibition ERA eligible, not done at USC
J13n Website/Web exhibition not ERA eligible

 

J14 - Recorded/Rendered Creative Work (Other)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include live performances that are not otherwise able to be classifed as a Recorded/Rendered Creative Work in one of the other sub categories, and are not able to be classified in any of the other NTRO categories.   These works embody research that is created specifically for dissemination through a website or other medium and is undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge and/or advance understanding in fields across the entire research spectrum. The research is concerned with creating or rendering content, rather than with selecting content produced by others.  In order to be eligible for this category the researcher is the creator of the creative works featured in the website.  The significance of any new work rests on its entry into public discourse through publication.

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • hosting by a major institution – a commercial or not-for-profit body of national or international reputation
  • commissioning or funding by a distinguished public or private body.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by invitations to republish and by reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, prizes, honours, short-listing, etc., judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or on-line) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the creator.  The endeavor is typically sustained over less than one year. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the web content, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in technique, structure, or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, applications, or conceptual/artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new work of significant scale and complexity. The endeavor is typically sustained over one to five years. The creator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the web content, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in technique, structure, or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, applications, or conceptual/artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based plus any relevant material such as a program
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J14 Other recorded or rendered work ERA eligible, done at USC
J14Ext Other recorded or rendered work ERA eligible, not done at USC
J14n Other recorded or rendered work not ERA eligible

 

J15 - Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibitions and Events (Web Based Exhibition)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include the curation and/or production of a substantial collection of material which embodies research and is undertaken on a systematic basis specifically for dissemination through a website in order to increase the stock of knowledge and/or advance understanding in fields across the research spectrum. This may include the inclusion of newly digitised materials that significantly extends their availability and enhances interpretation, or the incorporation of new or existing techniques, methodologies or approaches in web media.  The research is concerned primarily with the selection and arrangement, or curation, rather than the production of content. The published site should include some form of introductory and/or curatorial statement.

 

The website should exhibit originality, which may be in one of the following ways:

  • the exploitation of digital media to explore material in ways not possible in traditional exhibition or publication
  • new combinations of usually unrelated materials
  • dynamic rendition of usually static material
  • new modes of creative visualisation, interactivity, or searchability for users.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • permanent digital repositories
  • digital editions of texts
  • interactive searchable databases
  • digital reference works and archives in all fields of research

 

The types of works that may not meet this criteria include:

  • where the researcher created the content or materials being exhibited (possibly J13)

Evidence of Excellence

The significance of any new web-based exhibition or website rests on its entry into public discourse.

Excellence is demonstrated by:

  • hosting by an industry or educational institution of national or international reputation amongst peers in the discipline
  • commissioning or funding by a distinguished public or private body.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by invitations to republish and by reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning or funding of the work by a nationally or internationally recognised peer-review body
  • awards, short-listing, prizes, honours, judged by a panel of peers
  • substantial reviews of the work written by peers in the field and published (in print and/or online) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national or international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the curator. The endeavor is typically sustained over less than one year. The curator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the creation and curation of the website, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in digital technique, structure, or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, applications, and/or conceptual or artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new work of significant scale and complexity. The endeavor is typically sustained over one to five years. The curator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the creation and curation of the website, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in digital technique, structure, or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, applications, and/or conceptual or artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based plus any relevant material such as a program
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J15 Web-based exhibition ERA eligible, done at USC
J15Ext Web-based exhibition ERA eligible, not done at USC
J15n Web-based exhibition not ERA eligible

 

J16 - Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibitions and Events (Exhibition/Event)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include the curation and/or production of a substantial collection of creative works exhibited together in that particular arrangement for the first time in a recognised gallery, museum, or event, where the curation embodies research and is undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge and/or advance understanding in fields across the research spectrum, primarily in the creative arts, design, and the humanities. This may incorporate new curatorial techniques, methodologies or approaches. This should be accompanied by a well-researched publication that includes some form of curatorial statement, as well as the date and location of the exhibition. The significance of any new exhibition or event rests on its entry into public discourse.

 

The types of works that may not meet this criteria include:

  • catalogue essays written by researchers who are not curators (possibly J3)

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • exhibition or presentation in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • exhibition or presentation of creative works recognised as significant by peers in the discipline
  • commissioning/funding by a distinguished public or private body
  • discussion and dissemination in esteemed publishing or broadcasting organisations.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by the invitation to repeat the exhibition/event and by reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • substantial reviews written by peers in the field and published (in print or online) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national and international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation
  • the commissioning or funding of the event/ exhibition by a competitive and/or peer-review process
  • awards, short-listing, prizes, honours, judged by a panel of peers.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the curator. The endeavor is typically sustained over less than one year.  The curator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant curatorial role in the production of the exhibition or event, which should have at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in curatorial technique, structure, or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, and/or artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new curatorial work of significant scale and complexity. The endeavor is typically sustained over one to five years. The curator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant curatorial role in the production of the exhibition or event, which should have at least two of the following attributes:a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in curatorial technique, structure, or scale

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in curatorial technique, structure, or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, and/or artistic inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based
  • exhibition catalogue or similar with a curatorial statement
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J16 Exhibition or event ERA eligible, done at USC
J16Ext Exhibition or event ERA eligible, not done at USC
J16n Exhibition or event not ERA eligible

 

J17 - Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibitions and Events (Festival)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include the curation of creative works or performances arranged together for the first time in a substantial festival, where the curation embodies research and has been undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge in fields across the research spectrum, primarily in the creative arts, design, and the humanities. This should be accompanied by a program that includes a curatorial statement, as well as the date and location of each element of the festival.  The significance of any new festival rests on its entry into public discourse.

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • exhibition or presentation in a festival recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • exhibition or presentation of creative works recognised as significant by peers in the discipline
  • commissioning/funding by a distinguished public or private body
  • discussion and dissemination in esteemed publishing or broadcasting organisations.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by the invitation to repeat the exhibition/event and by reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • substantial reviews written by peers in the field and published (in print or online) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national and international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation
  • the commissioning or funding of the event/ exhibition by a competitive and/or peer-review process
  • awards, short-listing, prizes, honours, judged by a panel of peers.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the curator. The endeavor is typically sustained over less than one year.  The curator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant curatorial role in the production of the festival, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in structure or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new curatorial work of significant scale and complexity. The endeavor is typically sustained over one to five years. The curator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant curatorial role in the production of the festival, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in structure or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based
  • exhibition catalogue or similar with a curatorial statement
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J17 Festival ERA eligible, done at USC
J17Ext Festival ERA eligible, not done at USC
J17n Festival not ERA eligible

 

J18 - Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibitions and Events (Other)

Definition

Research outputs in this category include the curation and/or production of a substantial collection of archaeological, scientific, or other material objects exhibited together in that particular arrangement for the first time in a recognised gallery, museum, or event where the curation embodies research and is undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge and/or advance understanding in fields across the research spectrum. This should be accompanied by a well-researched publication that includes some form of curatorial statement, as well as the date and location of the exhibition.

 

The types of works that may not meet this criteria include:

  • catalogue essays written by researchers who are not curators (possibly J3)

Evidence of Excellence

The significance of any new exhibition rests on its entry into public discourse.

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • exhibition or presentation in a venue recognised nationally or internationally by peers in the discipline
  • exhibition or presentation of objects recognised as significant by peers in the discipline
  • commissioning/funding by a distinguished public or private body
  • discussion and dissemination in esteemed publishing or broadcasting organisations.

Additional evidence of significance and impact may be provided by the invitation to repeat the exhibition and by reviews.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • substantial reviews written by peers in the field and published (in print or online) in academic journals, by commercial publishers in the national and international press, and/or by not-for-profit bodies of national and international reputation
  • the commissioning or funding of the exhibition by a competitive and/or peer-review process
  • awards, short-listing, prizes, honours, judged by a panel of peers.

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the curator. The endeavor is typically sustained over less than one year.  The curator should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant curatorial role in the production of the exhibition, which should have at least one of the following attributes:

  • a moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in curatorial technique, structure or scale
  • the synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, and/or artistic inter-relationships
  • a moderate degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a moderate degree of cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves new curatorial work of significant scale and complexity. The endeavor is typically sustained over one to five years. The curator should have a credited or acknowledged sole or lead curatorial role in the production of the exhibition, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • a high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in curatorial technique, structure or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies, approaches, repertoire, and/or conceptual inter-relationships
  • a high degree of influence on the curator’s peers in the field
  • a high degree of cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work or a link to the work if web-based
  • exhibition catalogue or similar with a curatorial statement
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J18 Other curated event ERA eligible, done at USC
J18Ext Other curated event ERA eligible, not done at USC
J18n Other curated event not ERA eligible

 

J19-J22 / K1 - Report - Research Report

Definition

A report based on original research undertaken on a systematic basis to increase the stock of knowledge in the areas of government and non-government policy and practice, which has been commissioned or solicited by:

  • an Australian, state, territory, local, foreign, or international government body or organisation
  • a company, industry organisation, industry peak body, or employer/employee association
  • a discipline recognised body or organisation operating in the not-for-profit sector
  • a recognised organisation other than the above, provided the organisation is external to the researcher’s own institution.

 

The types of works that may not meet this criteria include:

  • submissions to public inquires and consultations, including government and parliamentary inquiries
  • policy blogs or online commentaries/articles
  • briefing notes
  • internal USC reports
  • confidential or unpublished reports
  • chapter or section of a minor report
  • reports that are only available to the commissioning body and not available publicly.

 

Note, if the report is to be made publicly available at a later date to the authored date that it was submitted to the commissioning body, the year of publication will be the date that it is made publicly available.

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • the commissioning or funding of the report by a distinguished government or non-government body
  • appointment through a quality selection process
  • affirmative citation in other reports or publications
  • recognition of research conclusions by experts employed in the relevant field of government and/or industry.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning of the report through a peer-review tender process
  • recognition in critical or scholarly essays and/or articles (print or electronic)
  • recognition through an award or honour judged by a panel of peers.

Standard Output

The endeavor is typically sustained over less than one year.  The author should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the publicly available work, which should exhibit at least one of the following attributes:

  • moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in structure or scale
  • synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies or techniques
  • moderate degree of influence on peers in the field
  • moderate degree of public policy, industry or cultural significance.

Major Output

The endeavor is typically sustained over one and five years.  The author should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the production of the publically available work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in structure or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies or approaches
  • high degree of influence on peers in the field
  • high degree of public policy, industry or cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
Category Code Definition
J19 Reports ERA eligible, for the public sector
J19Ext Reports ERA eligible, for the public sector, not done at USC
J20 Reports ERA eligible, for industry
J20Ext Reports ERA eligible, for industry, not done at USC
J21 Reports ERA eligible, for not-for-profit organisations
J21Ext Reports ERA eligible, for not-for-profit organisations, not done at USC
J22 Reports ERA eligible, other reports
J22Ext Reports ERA eligible, other reports, not done at USC
K1 Reports not ERA eligible done at USC
K1Ext Reports not ERA eligible, not done at USC

 

R1 - Research Datasets

Definition

Research datasets are the recorded factual material commonly accepted in the research community as necessary to validate research findings.  It relates to data generated, collected, or used, during research projects, and in some cases may include the research output itself. The output document should be in the form of a published metadata record in an accepted data repository with the data itself managed in an approved secure storage location with the dataset preferably open and sharable.  A DOI (Ditigal Object Identifier) is required to be associated with the data record.

 

The types of works that may meet this criteria include:

  • facts
  • observations
  • computer results
  • measurements or experiences upon which an argument, theory or research publication is based
  • numerical, descriptive, visual, raw, analysed, experimental or observationa
  • assays, test results, transcripts, laboratory and field notes
  • software code used to generate, annotate or analyse the data

 

The types of works that may not meet this criteria include:

  • commercial infomration
  • confidential information

Evidence of Excellence

Evidence of excellence would include:

  • dissemination by a commercial or not-for-profit body of national or international reputation
  • commissioning/funding by a distinguished public or private body, or industry partner

Additional evidence of significance or impact may be provided by reuse by other researchers or research projects.

Evidence of Peer Review

Evidence of peer review may be provided by academic/scholarly/professional peers in the form of:

  • the commissioning/funding of the research project through a peer-review tender process from which the data was collected
  • research outputs directly resulting from the data has been published in peer reviewed scholarly publications
  • citation in other publications
  • evidence of reuse of the data

Standard Output

A standard output constitutes a new and significant addition to the work of the researcher.  The endeavor is typically sustained over less than one year.  The researcher should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the creation of the work, which should exhibit one of the following attributes:

  • moderate degree of complexity and/or sophistication in collection and management, structure, or scale
  • synthesis or extension of existing concepts, methodologies or techniques
  • moderate degree of influence on peers in the field
  • moderate degree of public policy, industry or cultural significance.

Major Output

A major output involves a new work of significant scale and complexity. The endeavor is typically sustained over one and five years.  The researcher should have a credited or acknowledged sole, lead, or significant role in the creation of the work, which should exhibit at least two of the following attributes:

  • high degree of complexity and/or sophistication in collection and management, structure, or scale
  • novel or highly innovative concepts, methodologies or approaches
  • high degree of influence on peers in the field
  • high degree of public policy, industry or cultural significance.

Verification Material

Verification material that must be provided includes:

  • a copy of the work
  • evidence of first published date or that the work was made publicly available
  • published reviews or awards of the work, if applicable
  • research statement
  • readme file
Category Code Definition
R1 Research datasets at USC
R1Ext Research datasets, not at USC

 


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