On 1 June 2020, the Australian Research Council (ARC) released the outcomes of the recent review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) (1). In what constitutes a significant milestone for paramedicine in Australia and New Zealand, we have been allocated our own paramedicine ‘Field of Research’ (FOR) code for the first time.
Australian Research Council. ANZSRC review outcomes paper. Available at: www.arc.gov.au/file/11423/download?token=n0a9yWch2020
Australian Bureau of Statistics. 1297.0 – Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification 2020. Available at: www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/5D99AEA1DD8AA8E0CA2574180005421C?opendocument
Australian Research Council. Excellence in research for Australia: Australian Federal Government; 2020. Available at: www.arc.gov.au/excellence-research-australia
Western Sydney University. Excellence in research 2018. Available at: www.westernsydney.edu.au/research/research/era
O’Meara P, Maguire B, Jennings P, Simpson P. Building an Australasian paramedicine research agenda: a narrative review. Health Res Policy Syst 2015;13:79.
O'Meara P, Maguire B. Developing a sustainable academic workforce in paramedicine. Australian Universities Review 2018;60:54-6.