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Research performance reporting

Data collected within ECU research administration systems are the basis of all internal and external reporting regarding the University’s research activities.

External Reporting

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.

Internal Reporting

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 researchsystemssupport@ecu.edu.au 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 researchsystemssupport@ecu.edu.au 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 researchsystemssupport@ecu.edu.au.

Scheduled reporting

Reports that are required on a regular basis can be scheduled on a daily, weekly and monthly basis within RMS by contacting researchsystemssupport@ecu.edu.au. 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

Oracle Discoverer Reports

A range of reports has been developed within Oracle Discoverer that provides speedy access to grants applications and submissions data, reports available include:

  • RMS5 – All Grants detailing amounts requested and awarded
  • RMS19 – All Grants marked as unsuccessful
  • RMS19b – All Grants marked as successful – for specified month(s) and year(s)
  • RMS26 – Grant Applications submitted within the past fortnight
  • RMS26b – All Grant Application submissions

Details on how to connect to Oracle Discoverer are available from the ECURMS homepage.

Ad Hoc Reports

If the range of reports available with Oracle Discoverer does not meet your reporting needs you can contact the Research Administration Systems team for their assistance at researchsystemssupport@ecu.edu.au, outlining your reporting requirements, the period to be reported upon, and when the report is required by.

Tableau Server provides the Higher Degree by Research Dashboard, the dashboard provides the ability to view course and supervision data by the course and unit set owning school. Tabs are provided within the dashboard are:

  • Research EFTSL and Completions
  • HDR Enrolments and Admissions
  • International Enrolments
  • Doctorate Unit Sets
  • Cohort Analysis
  • Candidature Consumed

Access to the Higher Degree by Research Dashboard is restricted; to request access contact eimsupport@ecu.edu.au.

You can generate reports based on research outputs data 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 researchsystemssupport@ecu.edu.au.

Reports on publications and citations data can also be sourced via external citation databases available via the Library. See the Research performance analytics page for more information.

ECU Cognos Analytics provides a variety of research income reports, these include:

  • Australian Competitive Grant Scheme Applications – Funding information for all income category 1 (ACGS) research projects, submitted in the prompted year
  • End Date Variance – Provides the different between end dates recorded in ECURMS and FMIS
  • Grants Awarded Unsuccessful and Pending – Provides status of proposals submitted in selected period along with the requested and awarded amounts
  • Project and CI Org Unit Comparison – Showcases the project org unit and CI org unit
  • Remaining Balance – Provides the remaining balance of projects as at the end of the selected period
  • Research Income Report – Provides funding information for all research projects “contracted” in the prompted month
  • Research Project Income by Category – Shows the project income, split by income category for a selected period
  • Research Project Income Report – Shows the project income for a selected period

Oracle Discoverer report RMS27 provides a list of funded research projects with overdue reports. Details on how to connect to Oracle Discoverer are available from the ECURMS homepage. Otherwise, if you are the Chief Investigator, you can access this information from ECURMS.

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 eimsupport@ecu.edu.au.

For a more detailed overview of research performance data see our Research performance analytics web page.

Tableau Server

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 eimsupport@ecu.edu.au.

Contact

For assistance with internal reporting, contact:

Research Systems Team Leader
Mike O’Leary
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 4275
Email: m.oleary@ecu.edu.au

Research Systems and Reporting Adviser
Russell Tassicker
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2739
Email: r.tassicker@ecu.edu.au

Research Systems Coordinator
Corin Garnett-Law
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2853
Email: b.garnett_law@ecu.edu.au

For any queries associated with ERA or EI, contact:

Research Performance Data Analyst
Gordon McIntyre
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5707
Email: g.mcintyre@ecu.edu.au

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