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Research glossary

Commonly used research definitions.

ABS
Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACGR
Australian Competitive Grants Register

AEC
Animal Ethics Committee

AIS
Academic Intervention Strategy

Applied research
Is original work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge with a specific application in view. It is undertaken either to determine possible uses for the findings of basic research or to determine new ways of achieving some specific and predetermined objectives

Candidature
The period of time from the date of admission until a dissertation is submitted for examination.

DIISRTE
Department of Industry, Innovation Science, Research and Tertiary Education

DEEWR
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

eCOE
electronic confirmation of enrolment

ERA
The Excellence in Research Australia Initiative

Experimental development
Is systematic work, using existing knowledge gained from research or practical experience for the purpose of creating new or improved products/processes.

FOR
The Australia and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) Field of Research (FOR) codes are used for categorizing research income, grants, contracts and publications. Please use/record the 6 digit codes.

HDR
Higher Degree Research

HERDC
Higher Education Research Data Collection 

HREC
Human Research Ethics Committee

IBC
Institutional Biosafety Committee

LOA
Leave of Absence

Non-identifiable data
Data that has never been labelled with individual identifiers or from which identifiers have been permanently removed, and by means of which no specific individual can be identified.

Postgraduate research supervision
The official University appointment as a Principal Supervisor or an Associate Supervisor for candidates enrolled in a research Masters or research Doctoral program.

Pure basic research
Is experimental and theoretical work undertaken to acquire new knowledge without looking for long term benefits other than the advancement of knowledge 

Research  
Research is defined by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research in the 2011 Higher Education Research Data Collection (PDF 331KB)

RTS
Research Training Scheme

Scientific purposes
All those purpose which aim to acquire, develop or demonstrate knowledge or techniques in any area of science including teaching, field trials, environmental studies, research, diagnosis, product testing, and the productio of biological products.

SEO
The Australia and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) is used for categorizing research income, grants, contracts and publications. Please use/record the 6 digit code.

Strategic basic research
Is experimental and theoretical work undertaken to acquire new knowledge directed into specified broad areas in the expectation of useful discoveries. It provides the broad base of knowledge necessary for the solution of recognized practical problems. 

URC
University Research Committee

WADM
Administrative Withdrawal 

WWP
Withdrawal without academic or financial penalty