In September 2016, Academic Senate was provided with the Annual Research Report.
In May 2016, Academic Senate was provided with the Annual HDR Report.
University Research Centre status is the highest internal form of recognition bestowed upon a research grouping, and is reflective of sustained achievement in the form of research output which also attracts formal external recognition. It brings with it an assumption of continuing future success in an area of research that supports the University Strategy outcomes and performance indicators of the University. The University Research Centres were reviewed between November 2015 and September 2016.
The Report of the 2015 Review of the University Research Centres (November 2015) and the Report of the 2016 Reaccreditation Review of University Research Centres (September 2016) were both endorsed by the Senior Executive Committee and approved by the Vice-Chancellor. As a result of the review and reaccreditation processes, from January 2017 there are four University Research Centres.
The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) regularly engages in and provides submissions to external reviews and inquiries relevant to research, research training, Indigenous education and international education. Recent submissions that the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor has authored or contributed to include:
CSU made a submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Public Consultation Review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Ethics Guidelines.
CSU submitted comments to the Department of Education and Training on the Draft 2018 HERDC Specifications which will determine how HERDC income for the 2017 calendar year will be collected and assessed.
Dr Michelle Evans led a CSU submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Consultation Paper: Indigenous Business Sector Strategy – Supercharging Indigenous Business Start-Up And Growth.
CSU submitted commentary to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on the draft Open Access Policy which was released for comment. This was prepared for submission in consultation with the Research Office, Faculties, University Research Centres and Division of Library Services.
CSU provided a submission to the Department of Education and Training consultation on the New Research Block Grant Data Requirements.
CSU provided a submission to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science's Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme priority area consultation.
CSU provided a submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) Review of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.
CSU provided a submission to the Department of Education and Training's Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap. The Roadmap sets out Australia's national research infrastructure priority areas for the coming decade.
CSU Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) Chair, Associate Prof. Catherine Allan provided a submission to the NHMRC public consultation on Section 3 of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (the National Statement).
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Education, Professor Jeannie Herbert AM, prepared a CSU submission to the Universities Australia (UA) Indigenous Strategy Consultation.
The CSU Animal Care and Ethics Committee, through the DVC RDI, made a submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council's Best practice methodology in research involving animals targeted consultation
CSU provided a submission to the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap Capability Issues Paper
CSU provided a submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council's Structural Review of NHMRC's Grant Program Public consultation.
CSU provided a submission to the Australian Research Council's Research Integrity and Research Misconduct Policy Consultation Draft.
CSU provided a submission to the Department of Education and Training Sharper incentives for engagement: New research block grant arrangements for universities Consultation Paper. This paper examines the proposed details of the new Research Block Grant programs which will commence on 1 January 2017: the Research Support Program (RSP) and the Research Training Program (RTP).
CSU provided a submission to the Australian Research Council Engagement and Impact Assessment Consultation Paper. The Assessment is intended to be a companion to the ERA 2018 national evaluation process. The CSU submission highlights the importance of scale, discipline diversity, distinction from traditional research metrics and the appropriate involvement of the non-university sector.
CSU provided a submission to the Medical Research Future Fund consultation for the development of the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and related Priorities.
CSU made a contribution to both the 'Five Year Strategy' and the 'Two Year Priorities' discussions.
CSU proposed a priority area entitled Building health, medical and biomedical research to promote health outcomes for regional, rural, remote and Indigenous Australians.
Professor Jennifer Sumsion, Director RIPPLE, and colleagues prepared a CSU submission to the Productivity Commission's 2016 Inquiry into the Education Evidence Base. The focus of the submission is on strengthening the evidence base for early childhood education and care (ECEC).
CSU provided a submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment Inquiry into innovation and creativity: workforce for the new economy. The submission examines the role that universities play in producing graduates with the skills that industries need and barriers to university and industry collaboration.
CSU provided a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth Inquiry into Australia's Future in Research and Innovation. The submission highlights the role that universities play in ensuring growth in trade and investment, specifically in rural and regional Australia. It includes a number of recommendations to better support this work and increase the benefits associated with it.Download the CSU submission on the Inquiry into Australia's Future in Research and Innovation (PDF, 336kb)