For the purposes of ERA, disciplines are defined using Field of Research (FoR) codes. The FoR code directly represents the research content of the research output. Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research is represented by assigning up to three FoR codes to a research output. These codes must be assigned to every research output that is included in the ERA submission.
As the expert of their own research, all researchers are required to ensure FoR codes are accurately maintained on all research outputs stored in ResearchNow. Research outputs already in ResearchNow can be easily updated using the Expert in the Loop tool available to researchers in Teams.
All research outputs claimed in ResearchNow from August 2020 must have the Field of Research (FoR) code entered before they can be validated.
Click on the link below to assist with determining the relevant FoR code relating to your research: