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Higher Education Research Data Collection

The Department of Education Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) collects performance data on research income and research publications

Guide to HERDC research income

The Guide to HERDC research income aims to assist University staff to fulfil their responsibilities by identifying the key concepts and University processes relating to HERDC Research Income Return. It includes information on maximising the University's research income; accessing account codes; case studies; and definitions of research and research incomes.

Research income categories

Universities must provide research income grouped in the following four categories:

Research income collection

Income reportable under the HERDC is collected via the Project Quality System and recorded in Research and Innovation Services Research Information System. Research and Innovation Services is responsible for the verification of all research income reported via the HERDC. 

The following information will assist you with the initial coding of your projects: