Silent engagement, no obvious impact at ARC

Preparations continue for applied research component of next year’s Excellence for Research in Australia, just very quietly

Bill Shorten’s advocacy of pure research (CMM Friday and yesterday) must have cheered up, just not by much research experts working on the Australia Research Council’s impact and engagement pilot for the applied component of next year’s ERA exercise. Not that anybody at the ARC is talking – apparently, the pilot is complete, with the outcomes being reviewed. Once that is done a report will appear, in the ARC advises, “the coming months.”