Sunday, 01 August 2010
Earlier this year, the Federal Government required ECU, along with other universities, to administer a survey to determine what percentage of staff time is spent on research over a two-week period in March.
As indicated in March, the Government requires a follow up survey to be completed mid-year, with all researchers to be sent a second survey on Monday, 26 July.
The University’s future funding for research will be directly affected by staff participation, and therefore it is vital that all relevant staff complete the survey.
This survey is part of the Government’s commitment to provide increased levels of funding to support the indirect costs of research. Known as Sustainable Research Excellence (SRE), the first step of this process is to identify what levels of indirect costs are currently being borne by universities.
All ECU staff undertaking research will be contacted separately with further information about the survey, what is required and how it will be implemented. The survey will cover two-weeks, commencing on Monday, 26 July and ending on Sunday, 8 August 2010.
More information about Sustainable Research Excellence and research at ECU is available via the Office of Research and Innovation web page.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the Office of Research and Innovation on extension 2625 or email ERA Administration Officer Joyce De Lucia.
Alternatively you can contact your Associate Dean (Research); the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor John Finlay-Jones, or the Director of the Office of Research and Innovation, Dr Marcia Taylor.