This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989.
During the period that the TEO receives funding from the PBRF, the TEO must:
a) ensure that each staff member whose Evidence Portfolio is included in the Quality Evaluation process:
(i) is employed by the TEO on the staff census date under a contract of salaried employment with a duration of at least one year; and
(ii) is employed at a minimum of 0.2 full time equivalent (FTE) during the period of the contract of salaried employment; and
(iii) has a substantive contribution to research and/or teaching degree-level programmes as part of his or her employment function, according to any applicable criteria established by the TEC; and
(iv) is not based overseas, according to any applicable criteria established by the TEC;
b) indicate when an Evidence Portfolio is being submitted in respect of an eligible staff member who is a new and emerging researcher; and
c) if the TEO considers that an Evidence Portfolio is likely to be assigned a quality category of R or R(NE), not submit that Evidence Portfolio; and
d) where applicable calculate completions of research-based postgraduate degrees in units of equivalent full time student (EFTS), where one (1.0) EFTS unit is the student workload that would normally be carried out by a student enrolled full-time in a single academic year; and
e) where applicable report to the TEC the TEO's eligible external research income (ERI)*, broken down into the following sources:
(i) New Zealand government contestable funds; and
(ii) New Zealand public sector contract research; and
(iii) New Zealand non-government sources; and
(iv) overseas research income.
*NOTE: External research income includes income from public and private sources for research conducted by an eligible TEO (and/or a wholly-owned subsidiary), and includes research income from competitive sources within Vote Tertiary Education (excluding PBRF).