You are asked to select research codes to help describe your thesis. We use the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) codes which are a standard of classification used by groups such as the Marsden fund.
There are three types of classification: Type of activity, Field of research and Socio-economic objective. Only the type of activity and the field of research is required.
Type of activity
Research activity is categorised according to the four types of research effort:
Field of research
The ANZSRC FOR allows R&D activity to be categorised according to the methodology used in the R&D, rather than the activity of the unit performing the R&D or the purpose of the R&D.
The categories in the classification include major fields and related sub-fields of research and emerging areas of study investigated by businesses, universities, tertiary institutions, national research institutions and other organisations. This classification allows the categorisation of fields of research activity within Australia and New Zealand.
The ANZSRC SEO classification allows R&D activity in Australia and New Zealand to be categorised according to the intended purpose or outcome of the research, rather than the processes or techniques used in order to achieve this objective. The purpose categories include processes, products, health, education and other social and environmental aspects in Australia and New Zealand that R&D activity aims to improve.
The above is taken from Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) 2020.