On the 16 September 2011 the ARC released the final ERA 2012 Guidelines, Discipline Matrix and Technical Specifications.
The Discipline Matrix shows the low volume threshold for each discipline, the discipline cluster groupings and the discipline-specific indicators.
The Technology Pack provides technical instructions for institutions to prepare and submit their electronic ERA submissions.
View these documents at ERA 2012 Key Documents
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.
View this document at ERA 2012 Journal List
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 provided the citation information for the 2009 ERA trial and the first full ERA exercise in 2010.
ERA Evaluation Committee chairs have been announced. The chairs will 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 ERA Evaluation Committee Chairs can be found here
Southern Cross University Discipline Leaders
The development of the University's 2012 submission is well underway and is being guided at the FoR code level by Discipline Leaders. This is the same consultative approach adopted for the 2010 submission. The chairs of the 8 Discipline Groups are as follows:
- Cluster 1 Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences (PCE) - Professor Leigh Sullivan
- Cluster 2 Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA) - Professor Mike Evans / Professor Philip Hayward
- Cluster 3 Engineering and Environmental Sciences (EE) - Professor Jerry Vanclay
- Cluster 4 Education and Human Society (EHS) - Professor Anne Graham
- Cluster 5 Economics and Commerce (EC) - Professor John Jenkins
- Cluster 6 Mathematical, Information and Computing Sciences (MIC) - Professor Leigh Sullivan
- Cluster 7 Biological and Biotechnical Sciences (BB) - Professor Jerry Vanclay
- Cluster 8 Medical and Health Sciences (MHS) - Professor Robert Weatherby
Updated: 30 May 2013