Important breaking news for Australian university deployments of digital repositories:

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Dear Deputy Vice-Chancellors and RQF Contact Officers

Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, the new Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, has announced that the Australian Government will not be proceeding any further with implementation of the Research Quality Framework (RQF).  

A link to the Minister’s Media Release is attached for your information
http://minister.industry.gov.au/SenatortheHonKimCarr/Pages/CANCELLATIONOFRESEARCHQUALITYFRAMEWORKIMPLEMENTATION.aspx <http://minister.industry.gov.au/SenatortheHonKimCarr/Pages/CANCELLATIONOFRESEARCHQUALITYFRAMEWORKIMPLEMENTATION.aspx>

Senator Carr has announced that the Australian Government is committed to a new streamlined, internationally-recognised, research quality assurance exercise using metrics or other agreed quality measures appropriate to each research discipline.

The Minister will announce early next year a timeline for implementing the new approach, as well as the process for consulting with the sector on appropriate quality measures.

Further communication will be made with the university sector in the New Year.

I would like to thank you for your efforts over the past months and look forward to working with you in the future.


Kind Regards


Leanne Harvey

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