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ANZ stats and research admin authorities are reviewing the trans-Tasman research classification

The agencies are first asking for input to a  discussion paper on the existing research codes and what needs to change. They point to three especial issues.

* whether Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Māori Studies, and Pacific Peoples Studies research now allocated to discipline codes gets lost in the existing categories and accordingly need specific classifications

* classifying (or not) inter-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary research, “without compromising the structure or mutual exclusivity of the classification”

* adding new categories to cover new research disciplines that have started since the existing list was set in 2008 and considering new classifications for “emerging subject areas



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