PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation results

PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation results

Last updated 12 September 2019
Last updated 12 September 2019

On the TEC website, the results for the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation are provided in the following online formats:

  • Improving Research Quality: The results of the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation  (PDF, 1.1 Mb) – Presents the results of the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation and provides analysis and comparisons with previous Quality Evaluation rounds. The report provides an overview of the results, the average quality scores, the funding allocations and the outcomes of the complaints process
  • background reports and infographics
  • interactive charts for all Quality Evaluation rounds
  • data visualisations.

In addition, online applications for TEOs are available through the TEC’s Ngā Kete (requires an ESL-enabled log in) to see results for all four Quality Evaluation rounds by funded Quality Category, panel, subject area and nominated academic unit, as well as sector-wide demographics by subject area.

Background reports

Alongside Improving Research Quality: The results of the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation, there are two background reports:

The below infographics summarise each subsector’s participation in the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation.

We have also developed an infographic that shows TEO participation across the four Quality Evaluation rounds (2003, 2006, 2012 and 2018).

We have developed a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation.

Interactive charts for all Quality Evaluation rounds

The final results for all four Quality Evaluation rounds (2003, 2006, 2012 and 2018) are available in two interactive charts:

Things to note about the charts:

  • The data is based on PBRF-eligible staff whose Evidence Portfolios were award a funded Quality Category (A, B, C, C(NE)). Figures are shown as full-time equivalent (FTE) weighted numbers and represented to two decimal places.
  • The Pacific Research Panel was introduced  for the 2018 Quality Evaluation, so no comparative data exists from previous rounds.
  • The new and emerging researcher status was introduced in 2006. This status recognises eligible staff who are new to research and just beginning to build a research platform.

Data visualisations

For the 2018 Quality Evaluation round, we can show the types of content submitted in the researcher Evidence Portfolios (EPs). With this information, we have created  data visualisations that show the following.

Things to know about the data visualisations:

  • This data set uses information provided in all submitted EPs. Other reporting outputs for the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation only report on funded Quality Categories.
  • A researcher’s EP may include multiple research output types, so it may be represented in both the dissemination and collaboration interactive visualisations. For instance, an EP may include a published journal article with multiple authors and a commissioned report. In this example, each research output type from the researcher’s EP would be included under dissemination and collaboration.
  • These visuals are only intended as a snapshot of New Zealand research at a point in time. There are limitations to the data available, as well as the need to ensure the privacy of individual researchers.