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”