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Reporting & analytics

Research performance reporting and analytics at UOW

Research performance reporting is managed by the Research Analytics, Systems and Support (RASS) team, within the Research Services Office. 

UOW’s research performance reports rely on data collected from various internal systems including:

  • Research Information Systems (Publications and Grants)
  • Research Student Systems (SAI & SMP)
  • Finance (JDE)
  • Human Resources (Alesco)
  • Research Impact Tracker (Vertigo Ventures)
  • Human Ethics (IRMA)

Internal reporting

UOW’s research performance is reported at the University, Faculty, School, Research Institute/Centre and individual academic level.

This information is used to help determine faculty research performance funding allocations and inform School and Research Institute/Centre reviews, individual staff development discussions and academic promotion applications. Contact research-data@uow.edu.au to discuss your internal reporting requirements in more detail.

External reporting

UOW’s research performance data is required to be reported to various organisations including the:

  • Department of Education (Higher Education Research Data Collection – HERDC);
  • Australian Research Council (Excellence in Research for Australia – ERA; Research Engagement and Impact submissions);
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (Survey of Research and Experimental Development).

For more information about specific requirements, please click on the relevant links below:

Customised reporting

Customised research performance reports (i.e. for publications, research income and HDR student supervision data) may be requested by contacting research-data@uow.edu.au and outlining your requirements, the reporting period, and your requested due date.

Scheduled reporting

For information required on a regular basis, the RASS team works with the Information Management Unit to create automated reports scheduled according to your needs. Contact research-data@uow.edu.au, outlining your reporting requirements, the reporting period, and your preferred frequency.

Self-service reporting

Tableau Dashboards

Tableau is a data visualisation tool that allows users to interact with graphs and diagrams to obtain useful insights. Research performance dashboards are available from within Tableau Server. Contact research-data@uow.edu.au, for assistance with these reports. IMTS also provide drop-in sessions on the first Friday of each month between 9am - 10:30am.

Cognos Analytics

The Cognos Analytics Portal (previously “DASH”), draws on information from various data sources to provide integrated reporting and analysis tools to monitor University performance in a number of key areas.

Access to the Portal for new users can be obtained by submitting a completed User Access Form. Please visit the IMTS Knowledge Base for further information.

External research performance data sources

To benchmark research performance against other institutions, a range of external data sources are available:

For assistance with your research reporting requirements, please contact:


Research Reporting and Analytics Manager: Claire Carter

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