Data collected within ECU research administration systems are the basis of all internal and external reporting regarding the University’s research activities.
Elements of the research performance data are reported annually to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC), which informs the allocation of Research Block Grant Funding to the University, and may be reported to the Australian Research Council as part of ECU’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI) submissions which assess the quality and impact of the University’s research, with outcomes publicly reported for all Australian universities.
Within ECU, aggregated summaries of performance are produced at the University, School, Research Institute and Research Centre level.
Research performance data are then used to determine internal Research Block Grant Funding distributions – that is, the sharing of the funding provided by the Federal Government for University research – and are used to inform School and Research Institute/Centre reviews, individual staff performance management discussions and academic promotion applications.
Ad hoc reporting
Ad hoc reporting of grants data from the ECU Research Management System (ECURMS) can be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your reporting requirements, the period to be reported upon, and when the report is required by.
In addition to more targeted reporting within ECURMS, a number of external grants data reports have been prepared within Oracle Discoverer. Instructions on how to access Oracle Discoverer are available via the ECURMS homepage within the Reporting in Discoverer (PDF) document. If the list of available reports does not meet your needs contact email@example.com to discuss your requirements.
Users can generate reports based upon research outputs within the Research Activity System (RAS). The Generating Reports within RAS Guide has been designed to assist users with this process. For assistance with reporting within RAS, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports that are required on a regular basis can be scheduled on a daily, weekly and monthly basis within RMS by contacting email@example.com. As with ad hoc reports, outline your reporting requirements, the period to be reported upon, and your desired schedule.
Reporting performance reporting and possible scenarios
ECU Cognos Analytics
ECU Cognos Analytics aims to provide timely, accurate, reliable information and advisory services across the University for planning and managerial decision making that supports the strategic priorities of the University.
ECU Cognos Analytics can be accessed by the ECU Staff Portal’s Other Logins section. Access to ECU Cognos Analytics is restricted, to request access contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a more detailed overview of research performance data see our Research performance analytics web page.
ECU has implemented Tableau Server to provide enhanced reporting from the data warehouse. Research performance dashboards are available from within Tableau Server, which can be accessed via the Staff and Student Portal. Should the dashboards not meet your reporting needs, contact email@example.com.
For assistance with internal reporting, contact:
Research Systems Team Leader
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 4275
Research Systems and Reporting Adviser
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2739
Research Systems Coordinator
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2853
For any queries associated with ERA or EI, contact:
Research Performance Data Analyst
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5707