Research Classifications + Codes
The following classifications and codes may be required to fill in application or coversheet forms.
ANZSRC - Australian New Zealand Standard Research Classification Codes
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) is the collective name for a set of three related classifications developed for use in the measurement and analysis of research and experimental development (R&D) undertaken in Australia and New Zealand. The ANZSRC is jointly produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Statistics New Zealand.
There are three classifications in the ANZSRC:
The ANZSRC updates the Research Fields, Courses and Disciplines (RFCD) codes with ‘Fields of Research’ (FOR-08) codes as well as refreshing the socio-economic objective (SEO) codes. The ANZSRC has been significantly expanded with about 40% more research codes than the 1998 classification. This aligns the classification more closely to the research currently being undertaken in Australia and New Zealand, and will reduce the volume of research categorised as "not elsewhere classified".
The use of the three constituent classifications in the ANZSRC ensures that R&D statistics collected are useful to governments, educational institutions, international organisations, scientific, professional or business organisations, business enterprises, community groups and private individuals in Australia and New Zealand.
Visit the ARC website for more information regarding ANZSRC codes.
FOR-08 - Field of Research Codes
FOR-08 codes allow a publication or project to be classified according to the field of research and are required for our reporting to ABS as well as ARC and NHMRC applications and ERA.
NEW: FOR-08 codes to be used from 1 April 2008 onwards
SEO - Socio-Economic Classification Codes
SEO codes allow R&D data to be classified according to the intended purpose or outcome of the research. They are requirement as part of our ABS reporting requirement as well as for ARC and NHMRC applications and assist in classifying research activity.
NEW: SEO-08 codes to be used from 1 April 2008 onwards
Archived SEO Codes - for use on ARC Linkage applications submitted in 2009:: SEO codes
ANZSIC - Australian New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification Codes
Visit the ARC website for a listing of ANZSIC codes.
ASCED - Australian Standard Classification of Education Codes
The Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED) is a statistical classification for use in the collection and analysis of data on educational activity and attainment. ASCED has been developed as part of a national framework for the storage, exchange and dissemination of statistical and administrative data on educational activity in Australia. It replaces a number of education classifications used prior to 2001 for data from the various sectors of the Australian education system. Visit the ABS website for a listing of ASCED codes.
FOE - Field of Education Codes
The Field of Education codes are a subset of the ASCED codes. Please visit the ABS website for a listing of FOE Codes.