ERA and EI Action Plan

What changes will be made for ERA 2023?

Implementation of new ERA benchmarks and rating scale

Removal of applied measures

Adoption of new ANZSRC 2020 codes


ORCID iD and DOI uptake Improvements to evaluation methodology


The ARC will remove the requirement to collect applied measures for ERA 2023: plant breeder’s rights patents registered designs research commercialisation income NHMRC endorsed guidelines ♦ Universities no longer need to collect this data for ERA purposes.

ERA 2023 and EI 2024 will use the revised ANZSRC FoRs to determine the UoE and UoA respectively.

As mentioned in the previous table, the ARC will seek expert advice through a working group to review the ERA rating scale, benchmarks and definition and appropriateness of ‘world standard’ for peer review and citation methodologies.

♦ The ARC will encourage greater uptake of Open Researcher and Contributor (ORCID) iDs and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) linked to research outputs for ERA 2023.

♦ Key changes will be in areas of: Indigenous Research, Technology, and Medical and Health Sciences.

The collection of these unique identifiers now will allow for greater automation and verification of future ERA submissions.

♦ The ARC will aim to increase the size, quality and diversity of the peer reviewer pool. ♦ Assessment committees will have authority to exclude units of evaluation or research outputs where significant miscoding has occurred and request a recalculation of citation profiles. ♦ New assessment advice will be published in ERA evaluation and peer review handbooks in the 2nd half


♦ This change will be immediate.

♦ This change will be

♦ New ERA rating scale and information on benchmarking will be published alongside

♦ Reporting requirements will be included in ERA 2023 submission



submission guidelines in the 1st half of 2022.

of 2022.

*Timeframes are indicative


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