Field of Research Codes (FoRs) are used to describe the areas where research takes place. For the purposes of ERA 2015 disciplines will be once again be assessed at the four-digit FoR level as identified in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC). However it is possible to drill down further to the six-digit level in order to be more specific. The full list of FoR codes can be viewed here.
FoRs are to be used by researchers in two ways:
- PERSONAL FoRs* - A researcher may choose up to three FoRs that best reflect the focus of his or her general research. This will be used by the ARC to assess how many researchers (FTE) there are in each discipline (4-digit FoR code)
- OUTPUT FoRs** - A researcher may choose up to three FoRs that best reflect the focus of a specific research output. These FoRs do not need to be exactly the same as the personal FoRs; however, for the purpose of ERA, the research output will be assessed in the output FoRs attributed.
*When choosing FoRs in Research Portfolio Manager (RPM) it is necessary to include the percentage of time spent on each FoR.
**When choosing FoRs in Research Portfolio Manager (RPM) it is necessary to allocate percentages to be attributed to each output FoR specified.
ERA 2015 FoR Codes - 4 Digit
For the purposes of ERA, research will be assessed at the 4 digit level.
|ERA 2015 FoR Codes by Cluster|
If you have any questions regarding FoR codes please contact the ERA Team