A review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)—which is used in the measurement and analysis of research and development (R&D) undertaken in Australia and New Zealand—will ensure our research classifications reflect current practice and remain responsive to change in the sector.

Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (ARC), Professor Sue Thomas, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the ARC and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for the commencement of the review.

The ANZSRC review will be jointly carried out by the ARC, ABS, Statistics New Zealand, and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Planning will start in 2018, with a full review to occur during 2019, and resulting revisions to ANZSRC expected to be released by mid-2020.

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