Appendix 8: Standard performance indicators


Number & quality of publications

R1 Research outputs Actual 140                        
Target 20                        
R2(a) Journals with Impact Factor >2.5 Actual 66%                        
Target 70%                        

Journals with impact Factor >3

Actual 62%                        
Target 50%                        
R2(c) Journals with specific target audiences Actual 32%                        
Target 20%                        
R2(d) Book chapters / international conference proceedings Actual 4%                        
Target 10%                        
R3(a) Number of presentations / talks / papers / lectures given at major international meetings Actual 245                        
Target 20                        
R3(b) Number of invited or keynotes given at major international meetings Actual 22                        
Target 6                        
R4 Number and nature of commentaries about the Centre’s achievements In general/specialist publications Actual 11                        
Target 4                        
R5 Citation data for publications Actual To be set                        

 Research Training

R6 Number of attended professional training courses for staff and postgraduate students Actual 68                        
Target 10                        
R7 Number of Centre attendees at all professional training courses Actual 256                        
Target 20                        

Number of new postgrads working on core Centre research and supervised by CoE staff (PhD, MRes & Cwork)

Actual 20                        
Target 6                        
R9 Number of new postdoctoral researchers recruited to the Centre working on core Centre research Actual 4                        
Target 4                        
R10 Number new Honours students working on core Centre research and supervised by Centre staff Actual 15                        
Target 6                        
R11(a) Number of postgrad. completions working on core Centre research and supervised by Centre staff Actual 3                        
Target 6                        
R11(b) Postgradaute completion times, students working on core Centre research and supervised by Centre staff Actual 3.5                        
Target 3.5                        
R12 Number of Early Career Researchers (within 5 years of completing PhD) working on core Centre research Actual 12                        
Target 6                        
R13 Number of students mentored Actual 91                        
Target 18                        
R14 Number of mentoring programs Actual 3                        
Target 3                        


Build international, national & regional links/networks
R15 Number of international visitors and visiting fellows Actual 72                        
Target 20                        
R16 Number of national and international workshops held / organised by Centre Actual 4                        
Target 3                        

Number of visits to overseas laboratories and facilities

Actual 18                        
Target 15                        
R18 Examples of relevant interdisciplinary research supported by the Centre Actual 93%                        
Target 50%                        


Build end-user links


R19 Number of governement, industry & business community briefings Actual 6                        
Target 4                        
R20 Number and nature of public awareness programs Actual 8                        
Target 5                        

Currency of information on the Centre's website

Actual 12                        
Target 4                        
R22 Number of website hits Actual 5,076                        
Target 3,000                        
R23 Number of public talks given by centre staff Actual 8                        
Target 4                        


Generate cash & in-kind contributions from partners & other sources & build collab. & infrastrucutre support

O1 Annual cash contributions from collaborating organisations Actual 1,790,000                        
Target 1,790,000                        
O2 Annual in-kind contributions from collaborating organisations Actual 12,436,116                        
Target 12,418,100                        

Annual cash contributions from partner organisations 

Actual 150,000                        
Target 150,000                        
O4 Annual in-kind contributions from partner organisations Actual 1,920,995                        
Target 1,229,300                        
O5 Other research income secured by Centre staff Actual 615,813                        
Target 140,000                        
O6 Number of new organisations collaborating with, or involved in the Centre Actual 8                        
Target 5                        
O7 Level and quality of infrastructure provided to the Centre Actual To be set                        


Intersect the right set of expertise to guide the Centre

G1 Breadth, balance and experience of the members of the Advisory Committee Actual Qualitative                        
G2 Frequency, attendance and value added by Advisory Committee meetings Actual Qualitative                        

Vision and usefulness fo the Centre strategic plan

Actual Qualitative                        
G4 Adequacy of the Centre's preformance measure targets Actual Qualitative                        
G5 Effectiveness of the Centre in bringing reseachers together to form an interactive and effective research team Actual Qualitative                        
G6 Capacity building of the Centre through scale and outcomes Actual Qualitative                        


Contribute to the national research agenda; expand the national capability in Earth Science


Contributions to National Research Priorities and National Innovation Priotiries

Actual 4                        
Target 4                        
N2 Measures of expansion of Australia's capability in the priority  Actual N/A                        
Target N/A                        




C1 Linkage of geochemcial / petrologic / geological data with goephysical datasets / modelling 
2012 - Progress relevant research projects
Actual Complete                        
Target Complete                        

Technology & method development related to NCRIS infrastructure 
2012 - 1st results submitted for publication / conference presentation

Actual Complete                        
Target Complete                        


C3 Establishment of formal postgradaute units & training within host and collaborating university frameworks Actual 2013                        
Target 2013                        

End User

C4 Establishment of linkages and collaborative projects with end-users relevant to external core business of the Centre 
2012 - submission of applications to relevant funding schemes and or funding by end-user
Actual Complete                        
Target Complete