Research means a research and experimental development (R&D) activity, which is an activity that satisfies all five core criteria:

  • to be aimed at new findings (novel)
  • to be based on original, not obvious, concepts and hypotheses (creative)
  • to be uncertain about the final outcomes (uncertain)
  • to be planned and budgeted (systematic)
  • to lead to results that could be possibly reproduced (transferable and/or reproducible).

For more information please see the definition of research and experimental development (R&D) in the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) Specifications.

Application of glossary term:
  • Casual staff (HE)
  • Full-time staff (HE)