Peak postgrads back new Indigenous research codes

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association and the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, both back new research codes in a joint submission to the review of the ANZ research classification system, (CMM March 25).

They argue, there are only 15 specific (six digit) discipline codes that cover ATSI research and no group (four digit) and division (two digit) identifiers.

“This results in much Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research being incorrectly coded, as well as being invisible at the group and division level,” they warn.

NATSIPA president, Jahmillah Johnson says more codes to correctly categorise ATSI research will help to ensure “research funding is appropriately allocated” and stop the existing problem as research expands.


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