Research codes

The Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), is used in the measurement and analysis of research and development undertaken in Australia and New Zealand. It replaced the Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC) and was released in 2008. Under this release, Research Fields, Courses and Disciplines (RFCD) codes have been replaced by Fields of Research (FOR) codes (1) and the Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) codes have also been enhanced (2). Some granting bodies also require the use of ANZSIC codes when completing applications (3).

The classifications enable the University to quantify and classify its research activity in terms of application success, research income and expenditure, and research output (such as publications). Research activities you conduct, including those entered into Themis, often require you to ascribe these codes to your work.

Fields of Research (FOR) & Research Fields, Courses and Disciplines (RFCD)

The FOR classification allows R&D activity to be categorised according to the field of research. In this respect, it is the methodology used in the R&D that is being considered. Some Themis applications still require RFCD codes to be entered. If this is the case use these until notified otherwise.

Socio-Economic Objective (SEO)

The SEO classification allows R&D activity to be categorised according to the intended purpose or outcome of the research rather than the processes or techniques used in order to achieve this objective. Some Themis applications still require 1998 SEO codes to be entered. If this is the case, use these until notified otherwise.

Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)

ANZSIC is used in some quarters for the production and analysis of industry statistics.