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  1. ABS SURVEY Research and Experimental Development Higher Education 2012

  2. About RPAG • Research Performance Analysis Group – government compliance data collections • Research Income • Research Publications • Research Expenditure (ABS R&D Survey) • ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) • For more information about research data collections http://mro.unimelb.edu.au/content/data-collections

  3. About ABS R&D Survey • ABS collects data on R&D in surveys of business, higher education, government and private non-profit organisations • Government and businesses may use the R&D survey data as input to policy formulation, the allocation of funds and determining priorities for research • This is a biennial survey

  4. ABS Data Collection in Melbourne Uni • Melbourne Research being the sole contact with ABS, collecting system research data in conjunction with other units • Departments checking data & making necessary adjustments • Our ABS website http://mro.unimelb.edu.au/content/research-expenditure-abs-survey

  5. ABS Guidelines Highlights • Scope: all research carried out during 2012 • Estimates: careful estimates are acceptable when actual figures are not available • Due date: 30 August 2013

  6. Definition of R&D • Activity Codes in Chart of Accounts • 12 Research • 13 Research Training • 79 Research Training Support Services • 82 Research Support Services • These activity codes applied to our data collections • Human resources (staff FTE) • Expenditure on R&D • Source of funds (for R&D expenditure)

  7. Data Items • Field of research (FOR) • Socio-economic objective (SEO) • Research staff FTE • Postgraduate research student load • Type of R&D activity • Expenditure on R&D • Source of funds (income)

  8. FOR & SEO Codes • ANZSRC 2008 codes • Group (4-digit) level • Data source: Themis research agreements active in the year 2012 • 1998 codes converted to 2008 codes • % of each code to total contract value proportioned

  9. Research Staff FTE • Data source: HR payroll systems as of 31 Dec 12 • Permanent and casual staff FTE with following activity cost codes:12, 13, 79, 82 • Type of staff • Academics (Level A, B, C, D, etc.) • Other staff supporting R&D (HEW)

  10. Postgraduate Research Student Load • Data source: 2012 DEEWR submission provided by Finance and Planning Group • Course type code • 02 Doctorate by research • 03 Masters by research

  11. Type of R&D Activity • Data source: Staff on HR payroll systems as of 31 Dec 12 whose R&D activity types have been recorded (permanent staff only) • R&D activities • Pure basic research • Strategic basic research • Applied research • Experimental development

  12. Expenditure on R&D • Data source • General Ledger data based on 2012 account posting 5000 – 5999 (activity codes 12, 13, 79, 82) • Asset additions (provided by Corporate Finance) • Land and buildings (reviewed by Prop & Camp Services) • Capital expenditure • Land, buildings & other structures (shared expenditure) • Other capital expenditure (GL data + asset additions) • Current expenditure • Staff expenditure • Scholarships for research higher degree • Other current expenditure

  13. Source of Funds (for R&D expenditure) • Data source • Commonwealth income collection data • Commonwealth funded Higher Education specific R&D programs (eg. APA, IPRS, RIBG) • General University Funds to balance research expenditure • It is not expected that what is reported here will match the HERDC return

  14. Source of Funds (ABS-HERDC Mapping)

  15. Department Data Checking • What you will receive • An Excel spreadsheet containing the data to be checked • A Certification Form to be signed by HoD • Raw data (except FOR/SEO codes) available upon request

  16. Data Checking Tips • FOR/SEO • To validate department R&D expenditure, there must be corresponding FOR/SEO codes • Sum of total percentage should be 100 • Review R&D activities of your department and adjust FOR/SEO codes to reflect it • Try to eliminate SEO 9701 • References: • ABS Appendix: FOR/SEO Classifications • 2010 ABS submission

  17. Data Checking Tips (cont’d) • Staff FTE • Review staff activity on HR payroll system and make adjustments if necessary • Staff FTE must have an associated staff expenditure and vice versa • Postgraduate Research Student Resources • Student load (EFTSL) as reported to DEEWR

  18. Data Checking Tips (cont’d) • Type of Activity (TOA) • To validate department R&D expenditure, there must be corresponding TOA codes • Sum of total percentage should be 100 • Review R&D activities of your department and adjust TOA codes to reflect it

  19. Data Checking Tips (cont’d) • Expenditure on R&D • FOR/SEO/TOA codes required to validate your department R&D expenditure • Staff expenses with associated Staff FTE • Scholarships with associated RHD student EFTSL? • Source of Funds • Total source of funds must equal total expenditure on R&D • Tips: Eliminate negative amount expenditure

  20. Issues • Star Departments  • Faculty general office • Historical departments with legacy data • Medical research institutes • University general R&D support offices • Department merge and data reallocation may be needed to meet ABS requirements

  21. Department Return by 9 August • Checked data • Consent Form signed by Head of Dept • Tips: remember to report the hours you have spent on ABS work