The Australian Research Council (ARC) is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and the Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI).

Public consultation on the ERA and EI Review is now open.

The purpose of the review is to enable the ARC to:

  • simplify and streamline the programs
  • take advantage of recent developments in technology and big data
  • ensure the programs continue to reflect world’s best practice and
  • respond to the ongoing needs of the university sector, government and the public for a robust evaluation of Australian university research quality, impact and engagement.

The consultation paper can be downloaded in PDF format and Word format.

To inform the University of Wollongong submission, your general feedback is sought via a brief survey, available using Qualtrics or word document (please contact for a copy of the word doc).

We also encourage submissions to be made by individuals or groups separately through the ARC online submission portal.

Please provide your response by COB Thursday, 17 September 2020.