Sector Reference Group (SRG)

Sector Reference Group (SRG)

Last updated 29 March 2019
Last updated 29 March 2019

This page provides information on the Sector Reference Group (SRG) for the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) 2018 Quality Evaluation. 

It also includes information about the Sector Reference Group members and Sector Reference Group consultation papers.

SRG for the 2018 Quality Evaluation

The TEC convened the SRG to provide advice and recommendations to us on what operational changes should be made to the design of the PBRF, primarily the Quality Evaluation, before the implementation of the 2018 Quality Evaluation.

These recommendations were developed as part of a public consultation process. The agreed recommendations of the SRG formed the basis for the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation Guidelines.

View the PBRF Sector Reference Group Terms of Reference (PDF, 46 Kb)  

 

SRG members

The members of the SRG and their organisations are as follows: 

  • Emeritus Professor Ian Town (Chair), Independent
  • Professor Richard Blaikie, University of Otago
  • Dr Maxine Bryant, University of Canterbury
  • Professor Donald Cleland, Massey University
  • Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, University of Otago 
  • Mr Jonathan Hughes, Universities New Zealand
  • Professor Kate Kearins, Auckland University of Technology
  • Professor Robyn Longhurst, University of Waikato
  • Dr Shireen Maged, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
  • Professor Janet McLean, University of Auckland
  • Professor Kay Morris Matthews, Eastern Institute of Technology
  • Professor Richard Newcomb, Plant and Food Research/University of Auckland
  • Professor Tony Parker, Massey University
  • Professor Steven Ratuva, University of Auckland
  • Professor Jacinta Ruru, University of Otago
  • Professor David Simmons, Lincoln University

 

 

 

                                   

SRG consultations

The SRG consulted with the sector and other stakeholders on a range of implementation issues as part of the development of operational guidelines for the 2018 Quality Evaluation.

The decision documents with the SRG’s recommendations to the TEC and the stakeholder feedback summaries are available.

Consultations by date (all consultations are now closed):

1.       Consultation on the approach to the design of the 2018 Quality Evaluation. The consultation period was from 1 to 29 September 2014.

2.       Consultation to review of the staff eligibility criteria. The consultation period was from 31 October to 12 December 2014.

3.       Consultation on developing Evidence Portfolios – operational guidance for the Research Contribution component. The consultation period was from 4 December 2014 to 11 February 2015.

4.       Consultation on establishing a Pacific research peer-review panel. The consultation period was from 26 February to 9 April 2015.

5.       Consultation on peer-review panel establishment and conflict of interest. The consultation period was 10 March to 20 April 2015.

6.       Consultation on developing Evidence Portfolios – operational guidance for the Research Output component. The consultation period was from 31 March to 8 May 2015.

7.       Consultation to review the general and Canterbury earthquakes special circumstances provisions. The consultation period was from 2 June to 13 July 2015.

8.       Consultation to review the assessment framework – Part 1: Potential changes to the framework. The consultation period was from 13 July to 21 August 2015.

9.       Consultation to review the TEO audit process. The consultation period was from 13 July to 21 August 2015.

10.       Consultation to review the technical specifications for the 2018 Quality Evaluation information technology system. The consultation period was from 13 July to 21 August 2015.

11.       Consultation to review the assessment framework – Part 2. The consultation period was from 30 November 2015 to 9 February 2016.