Recent ARC ERA Announcements
- On the 16 September 2011 the ARC released the final ERA 2012 Guidelines and Technical Specifications. These document the requirements and processes the University will need to follow to submit our 2012 ERA assessment.
These documents can be found in full at:
- The ERA 2012 submission period opens on the 5 March 2012 with submissions required to be verified by the ARC and finalised by the 12 April 2012.
The final ERA journal list was released on Friday the 14 October 2011.
This list is now being used as the basis for FoR allocations and can be found at:
- Scopus has been announced as the ERA 2012 citation provider – this means that the citation count present in Scopus as at the 1 March 2011 will be the citation count utilised by the ERA evaluation committees.
- Scopus identifier tagging (EID) opens on the 1 November 2011. It is these codes that are used to match the citation count with the paper. University of Newcastle has been capturing these as part of the preparations for ERA 2012 but these will be confirmed through the EID tagging process.
- ERA Evaluation Committee chairs have been announced. The chairs will now work with the ARC in selecting the remaining members of the Research Evaluation Committees. These committees are the bodies that assess the ERA submissions and assign the quality ratings to each FoR code.
The Evaluation Chairs can be found at:
UoN Cluster Advisory Groups
The development of the University's 2012 submission is well underway and is being guided at the FoR code level by Cluster Advisory Groups (CAG). This is the same consultative approach adopted for the 2010 submission. The chairs of the 8 Cluster Groups are as follows:
Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences (PCE) - Professor John O'Connor
Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA) - Associate Professor Pam Nilan
Engineering and Environmental Sciences (EE) - Professor Brett Ninness
Education and Human Society (EHS) - Professor John Germov
Economics and Commerce (EC) - Associate Professor Jim Jose
Mathematical, Information and Computing Sciences (MIC) - Professor George Willis
Biological and Biotechnical Sciences (BB) - Professor Keith Jones
Medical and Health Sciences (MHS) - Professor John Rostas