Classification of Research using Codes

Each research project is to be associated with at least one (1)

  • Field of Research (FoR);

  • Socio-Economic Objective (SEO); and

  • Type of Research Activity (ToR)

Each publication is to be associated with at least one (1)

  • Field of Research (FoR); and

  • Socio-Economic Objective (SEO)

Each dataset is to be associated with at least one (1)

  • Field of Research (FoR)

JCU’s Research Information Management System enforces the use of research codes for all research-based data: a grant application (pending or successful) or contract cannot be processed, account numbers not issued, publications not submitted nor quantum calculated without research codes.

Be as specific as possible

The FoR and SEO Classifications are arranged in a hierarchical structure from Divisions via Disciplines down to detailed Subjects. Each field or objective is assigned a six-digit code:

The first two digits uniquely identify a Division. Disciplines are identified by the first four digits, and each subject has a unique six-digit code.

Please be aware that the ARC, NHMRC and JCU do not accept grant applications submitted with FoR and SEO codes ending in "00" (also knows as “at the Discipline level”). If none of the specific codes match, use extra codes to describe the research or use the "not elsewhere classified" subject code ending in "99".