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Not Another Metric

The release of Research Engagement for Australia by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) does not provide the balance to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment needed to recognise the excellence of university research in support of industry and public needs.

The IRU recognises the work ATSE has done to extract from current data metrics about engagement with research users in industry and the public sector. However, ATSE is wrong in its guiding assumption that a thorough qualitative assessment of the value of research for users outside the academic communities is not feasible. Read more…