(6 Jul 2022) Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, has been selected to provide citation data for the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2023, the country’s national university research evaluation framework. In doing so, Clarivate will help the Australian Research Council to identify research excellence by discipline, across the entire Australian university research sector.
The 2023 round of ERA is the second consecutive time Clarivate has been selected as the exclusive provider. The Web of Science™ will be the exclusive source of the highest quality citation data from its coverage of relevant journals for the Australian Research Council (ARC) to use when assessing research quality from higher education institutions participating in ERA. The 2023 evaluation will be informed by using either peer review or a range of citation indicators, depending on the discipline.
ERA identifies and promotes excellence across the full spectrum of research activity in Australia’s higher education institutions. ERA helps inform decision making across universities, industry, government and community stakeholder groups by providing a rich and robust source of information on university research excellence and comparative quality of research produced by Australia’s universities.
Clarivate has supported ERA from inception in 2010, including being part of the 2008 working group that developed indicators for the first time a nationwide stocktake of discipline strengths and areas for development had ever been conducted in Australia. Since then, ERA has continued to evolve each round, including proposed improvements recommended by an expert panel during the ERA and EI review. Clarivate is committed to working with the ARC to implement improvements from previous years and ensure efficient and robust assessments of the quality and impact of Australian research are achieved in 2023.
The press release in full is here.