Are you eligible?
All research-active staff, including permanent academic staff, research-only staff, post-doctoral staff, as well as technical, general or casual staff, employed by the University on the census date, 31st March 2011, are eligible for ERA 2012.
Research-active in this context means having produced a research item of interest. In most cases this will be that the person has been a co-author on a publication, or named on a grant or a patent.
While all these staff are eligible, we are only required to submit information on staff with the function of teaching and research or research only. Therefore, for all other staff, including general, casual, and honorary staff, we only need to submit their information if they have produced a research item of interest.
Honorary staff (including adjunct, conjoint, emeritus, visiting, and all other honorary staff) are also eligible for ERA, but only their outputs that demonstrate a publication association with the University of Sydney (i.e. the University of Sydney is given as the author’s affiliation in the by-line of the publication) are eligible.
If I was employed at another university prior to the census date, where do my publications get assigned?
If a researcher was employed at another university prior to Census Date (31 march 2011), but at the Census Date they were affiliated with the University of Sydney, their publications will be assigned to University of Sydney.
For more information see, Chapter 184.108.40.206 of ERA Submission Guidelines (PDF).