Coding your research, NHMRC and ARC requirements, HERDC and non-HERDC publications reporting
Open Access: NHMRC and ARC Requirements
Information for Researchers
The NHMRC and ARC want to ensure that the findings of publicly funded research are made available to the general public as soon as possible. The University Library has a fully functioning Digital Repository where academics can deposit publications to meet NHMRC and ARC requirements.
Full details of Open Access policies and processes can be found on the 'open access compliance program' blog.
Why do we collect this data
The University of Melbourne annually collects data on all research publications published by staff and students of the University. As part of the annual Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) Higher Education Research Data Collection the University is required to report on research publications published within a calendar year. The collection of accurate publications data is important because:
Types of publication
The University is required to report to DIISR publication that fall into the four categories below. These are used by HERDC as proxies of total publication performance.
- Books - Authored - Research
- Chapters in Research Books
- Journal Articles - Refereed
- Conference Publications - Full Written Paper ? Refereed
See Section 4.2-4.3 of Publications Classification Guidelines to find out what criteria enables work to be submitted against these categories. Academic Liaison Officers provide each department with expertise in classifying the publications that are submitted.
The University also collects publication data that does not fall into the above categories as part of our non-HERDC collection. This includes: creative recorded, exhibited or published works; computer software, reference works; audio-visual recordings; and report/working papers, and patents. This data is also used to allocate funding, create research reports and produce bibliographies. See Section 5 of Publications Classification Guidelines.
Coding your research
Projects and research should be classified with both FOR and SEO codes within Themis. It is vital that you use the six digit codes that designate the most specific subject descriptions within the classification schemes. For SEO codes this is the 'class' level and with FOR the 'subject' level.