The University has adopted the following definition of research from the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR):
The essential characteristic of research activity is that it leads to publicly verifiable outcomes which are open to peer appraisal.
Types of Activity include pure basic research, strategic basic research, applied research and experimental development. These are described below:
(1) Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's definition of Research and Experimental Development (R&D):