Resources and publications

Resources and publications

Last updated 3 April 2023
Last updated 3 April 2023

This page provides a list of Performance-Based Research Fund publications, guidelines and other resources.

This includes user manuals, technical specifications, annual report and performance information, reporting ERI, measuring research degree completion information and older resources.

User manuals

  • PBRF User Manual V5 (PDF 907 KB) - updated March 2022 (PDF, 907 KB)
    A comprehensive guide to the PBRF as a whole. Outlines key components of the PBRF, the purpose and drivers of the fund and information to help tertiary education organisations to respond to the data requirements of the PBRF.

  • Workspace 2 template
    Data collection for PBRF (PDF 505 KB) (PDF, 517 Kb)

Reporting External Research Income (ERI)

Research Degree Completion Business Rules

Older resources

  • 2012 PBRF Quality Evaluation Guidelines.  (PDF 1.1 MB)Updated May 2013 (PDF, 1 Mb)
    An overview of the Quality Evaluation process, including eligibility criteria; submission, assignment and assessment of Evidence Portfolios (EPs); Panels, Expert Advisory Groups (EAGs), and audit and complaint processes), - updated May 2013 (PDF, 1 Mb)

  • 2006 PBRF Guidelines (PDF 2.1 MB) (PDF, 2.44 Mb). 
    These guidelines were prepared to help participants in the 2006 processes for the PBRF.

Other historical resources and publications relating to earlier PBRF cycles have been archived and are available on request.