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The Department of Education, Science and Training. Research Quality Framework site provides a comprehensive listing of policies, papers and comment.

The RQF Newsletter is published by DEST every month and provides up-to-date information on the RQF and its progess towards implementation.

DEST also provides information about funding to support repository development through the Australian Scheme for Higher Education Repositories (ASHER) Program.

This Survey: Integration of Open Access Repositories with Research Management Systems was conducted during June and July 2006, by Joanna Richardson of Griffith University. 

Linda Butler heads the Research Evaluation and Policy Project of the Research School of Social Sciences at The Australian National University which provides a bibliography of their publications, and links to some of these.

Colin Steele, Emeritus Fellow at the Australian National University, has written widely on issues of open access and scholarly communication.  Research with purpose was published on June 7, 2006, in The Australian, Higher Education Supplement and provides an overview of developments and issues. 

The wiki, AuseAccess, provides information about the Research Quality Framework as it relates to the British Research Assessment Exercise.

Research Quality Framework as a catalyst for open access was presented by Joanna Richardson from Griffith University at AusWeb06, July 1-5, 2006, Noosa, Qld.


A number of other countries have conducted comparable, although not identical, research assessment exercises.

For the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) - Research Assessment site is the most comprehensive.    The Research Assessment Exercise 2008 site is also very informative, and includes an interesting news item about Electronic access to authoritative publications for RAE 2008.

For New Zealand, see Ministry of Education - The Performance Based Research Fund

For Hong Kong, see University Grants Committee - Research Assessment Exercise 

For Ireland, see Higher Education Authority - Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions

Technology issues relating to repositories and research assessment are dealt with by Leslie Carr & John MacColl, Managers of the Institutional Repositories and Research Assessment Project, in their paper RAE Software for Institutional Repositories

Last updated August 14, 2006.