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The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative gives HEPs the opportunity to submit research outputs which lie outside the traditional HERDC categories.

More information about ERA can be found on the ERA at QUT page.

 

Creative Works

The Creative Works categories span the range of creative works, live performances, exhibitions and recordings. For further information about the categories or to access the coversheets please click on the link below.

 

    ORIGINAL CREATIVE WORKS

    The Original Creative Works category is an ERA category designed to capture research outputs where the researcher is the creator of the work itself (rather than the curator):

    - 2D and 3D creative works (paintings, photographs, sculptures, ceramics, etc.)
    - Maps and designs
    - Architectural designs
    - Novels, reviews, poems or other textual pieces

    ERA Guidelines:

    Research outputs are eligible as Original Creative Works only where the relevant eligible researcher is the creator of the creative work rather than, for example, the curator of an exhibition of creative works produced by others.

    If an Original Creative Work is nominated for peer review, it may require additional documentation as part of the Research Statement for Peer Review of Creative Works for the HCA Cluster.

    The exhibition of an Original Creative Work can be used to demonstrate that the work has been made publicly available but each instance of such an output can only be claimed once. To accommodate installation-based practices, exhibited creative works can be submitted as either - [i] single items exhibited as individual creative works (equivalent to one research output) or [ii] a group exhibited as a cohesive/thematic collection of a single creator's work (also equal to one research output).

    Multiple exhibitions/performances of an Original Creative Work cannot be counted as multiple research outputs where the repeated showings/performance do not introduce a new research component to the work. For example, the works displayed in a touring exhibition can only be counted once. Multiple exhibitions/performances of an original creative work may be counted where each subsequent exhibition/performance introduces a new research component to the work that builds upon the initial research component of the Original Creative Work.

    Output Type:

    NP-A1 Visual Art Work A research output such as fine arts and crafts work, diagram, map, photographic image, sculpture or installation.
    NP-A2 Design/Architectural Work Realised, constructed, fabricated or unrealised building and design projects. 'Unrealised' projects must have an output that provides evidence of the research involved.
    NP-A3 Textual Work Written creative work that is not eligible to be submitted as a book or journal article such as a novel or art review. Exhibition catalogues and catalogue entries should be submitted in this category.
    NP-A4 Other Other original creative works that do not fit the other output types.



    LIVE PERFORMANCE OF CREATIVE WORKS

    The Live Performance of Creative Works category is an ERA category designed to capture research outputs where the Performance itself is the creative work:

    - Musical performances
    - Plays and theatrical works
    - Dance
    - Performance Based Inter-Media

    ERA Guidelines:

    For Live Performance of Creative Works research outputs, the actual public performance is what is counted. If these research outputs are nominated for peer review then some form of supporting documentation, in addition to the Research Statement for Peer Review of Creative Works, should be made available to facilitate the peer review process. Documentation may be in the form of a recording of the performance, reviews, performance programs or other material that the institution considers useful to the peer review process.

    Output Type:

    NP-B1 Music New work or a demonstrably new or innovative interpretation or production or an existing work.
    NP-B2 Play New theatrical work or a demonstrably new or innovative interpretation or production of an existing work
    NP-B3 Dance New dance work or a demonstrably new or innovative interpretation or production of an existing work.
    NP-B4 Other New work or a demonstrably new or innovative interpretation or production of an existing work.



    RECORDED/RENDERED CREATIVE WORKS

    The Recorded/Rendered Creative Works category is an ERA category designed to capture research outputs where the research component is within the recording/rendering (rather than the performance itself):

    - Sound Production
    - Recording Techniques
    - Experimental Inter-Arts
    - Creative 3D models
    - Performance created for the recorded medium

    ERA Guidelines:

    For recorded/rendered creative works the research component is contained within the recording/rendering. Simple documentations of live performances of creative works are not eligible to be submitted as this research output type, but may be submitted as supporting material under Live Performance of Creative Works.

    Output Type:

    NP-C1 Film/Video Film or video.
    NP-C2 Performance Performances created specifically for the recorded medium.
    NP-C3 Inter-Arts Recorded/rendered creative works, often experimental, produced in association with other researchers in other disciplinary fields.
    NP-C4 Digital Creative Works Creative 3D models, including digital outputs of architectural and design projects, computer programs, games and visual artworks.
    NP-C5 Website/Web Exhibition These are eligible as recorded/rendered creative works if the eligible researcher is the creator of the creative works featured in the website. Curated web-based exhibitions of other people's creative works must be submitted as Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibitions and Events.
    NP-C6 Other Other recorded/rendered creative works not listed above.


    CURATED OR PRODUCED SUBSTANTIAL PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

    The Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibitions and Events category is an ERA category designed to capture outputs like (where the author is the Curator rather than the artist):

    - Internet Based Exhibitions
    - Gallery exhibitions
    - Festivals
    - Large-Scale Events

    ERA Guidelines:

    The Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibitions and Events research output type is specifically aimed at research outputs produced by curators rather than artists.

    Where a curator is an eligible researcher, the curator may claim exhibitions, festivals and other events as research outputs. Artists may claim exhibitions as their original creative works under the Original Creative Works research output type, where the exhibition of the creative works is used as evidence that those works have been made publicly available.

    Multiple exhibitions/events cannot be counted as multiple research outputs where the repeated exhibitions/events do not introduce a new research component to the work. For example, a touring exhibition can only be counted once. Multiple exhibitions/events may be counted where each subsequent exhibition/event introduces a new research component to the work that builds upon the initial research component of the original exhibition/event.

    Recurring exhibitions and events may be submitted. For example, the Biennale of Sydney is a recurring event with each occurrence being unique rather than a repeat of the previous occurrence.

    Output Type:

    NP-D1 Web-based exhibition The curation and/or production of an internet website presenting a collection of creative works where the internet is the medium of the exhibited works.
    NP-D2 Exhibition/Event The curation and/or production of a collection of creative works exhibited together for the first time, in that particular arrangement, in a recognised gallery, museum or event. This should be accompanied by a well researched publication that includes the time and location of the exhibition.
    NP-D3 Festival The curation of a festival bringing together innovative work or existing works in an innovative format or through a theme that provides new perspectives and/or experiences.
    NP-D4 Other Curated or substantial public exhibitions and events that do not fit into the above output types.

    Please note that for ERA eligible outputs, a research component must be present in the work. If the work does not contain this research component it should be submitted to the QUT Scholarly Collection.

     

    QUT ePrints

    The single point of submission of publications is QUT ePrints and this will flow into ResearchMaster and then into a researcher's RAD profile. Please note that the data in RAD is updated overnight, so any changes to your publication will be reflected the day after they are made in ResearchMaster.

    QUT ePrints is the central repository of research outputs created by QUT staff and postgraduate students. Whenever possible, the outputs deposited in QUT ePrints by their creators can be downloaded or viewed online, free of charge. This ensures the widest possible dissemination for the outputs of QUT researchers and contributed to the growing body of research literature that is now freely available online.

    For more information on how to deposit in QUT ePrints contact eprints@qut.edu.au Once deposited and processed by the QUT ePrints team, the Office of Research will push the publication into ResearchMaster, carry out verification checks and then the publication will appear in a researcher's publication profile in RAD.

    For further information see

    Please contact the Office of Research (researchdata@qut.edu.au) if you have any questions or require any further information.