Appendix 9: Standard performance indicators


Number & quality of publications

R1 Research outputs Actual 183                        
Target 40                        
R2(a) Journals with Impact Factor >2.5 Actual 84%                        
Target 70%                        

Journals with impact Factor >3

Actual 78%                        
Target 50%                        
R2(c) Journals with specific target audiences Actual 14%                        
Target 20%                        
R2(d) Book chapters / international conference proceedings Actual 6%                        
Target 10%                        
R3(a) Number of presentations / talks / papers / lectures given at major international meetings Actual 343                        
Target 40                        
R3(b) Number of invited or keynotes given at major international meetings Actual 25                        
Target 10                        
R4 Number and nature of commentaries about the Centre’s achievements in general/specialist publications Actual >100                        
Target 8                        
R5(a) Citation data for publications: at least 4 CI's in top 200 Geoscientists Actual 4                        
Target 4                        

 Research Training

R6 Number of attended professional training courses for staff and postgraduate students Actual 11                        
Target 10                        
R7 Number of Centre attendees at all professional training courses Actual 64                        
Target 20                        

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

Actual 27                        
Target 8                        
R9 Number of new postdoctoral researchers recruited to the Centre working on core Centre research Actual 6                        
Target 4                        
R10 Number new Honours students working on core Centre research and supervised by CoE staff Actual 13                        
Target 6                        
R11(a) Number of postgraduate completions working on core Centre research and supervised by CoE staff Actual 27                        
Target 6                        
R11(b) Postgradaute completion times, students working on core Centre research and supervised by CoE 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 21                        
Target 6                        
R13 Number of students mentored Actual 110                        
Target 24                        
R14 Number of mentoring programs Actual 4                        
Target 3                        


Build international, national & regional links/networks
R15 Number of international visitors and visiting fellows Actual 39                        
Target 20                        
R16 Number of national and international workshops held / organised by Centre Actual 9                        
Target 3                        

Number of visits to overseas laboratories and facilities

Actual 33                        
Target 20                        
R18 Examples of relevant interdisciplinary research supported by the Centre Actual 100%                        
Target >50%                        

Build end-user links

R19 Number of governement, industry & business community briefings Actual 10                        
Target 6                        
R20 Number and nature of public awareness programs Actual 6                        
Target 5                        

Currency of information on the Centre's website

Actual 12                        
Target 4                        
R22 Number of website hits Actual 13,671                        
Target 10,000                        
R23 Number of public talks given by centre staff Actual 12                        
Target 6                        


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

O1 Annual cash contributions from collaborating organisations Actual 4,872,284                        
Target 1,790,000                        
O2 Annual in-kind contributions from collaborating organisations Actual 12,877,059                        
Target 12,418,100                        

Annual cash contributions from partner organisations 

Actual 185,000                        
Target 150,000                        
O4 Annual in-kind contributions from partner organisations Actual 1,920, 567                        
Target 1,229,300                        
O5 Other research income secured by Centre staff Actual 10,974,538                        
Target 140,000                        
O6 Number of new organisations collaborating with, or involved in the Centre Actual 11                        
Target 6                        
O7 Level and quality of infrastructure provided to the Centre Documented Infrastructure and technology development             


Intersect the right set of expertise to guide the Centre

G1 Breadth, balance and experience of the members of the Advisory Board The Advisory Board includes senior representatives from industry and other end users such as Geoscience Australia (documented here) and was endorsed by the Mid-term Review Panel.
G2 Frequency, attendance and value added by Advisory Committee meetings A very productive Advisory Board meetings were held in November 2018. Attendance at the meetings was over 87.5%. Input from the board has been invaluable, providing a different perspective of Centre activities. The CCFS board has been very engaged in workshopping key aspects of Centre business, in realigning the CCFS Vision and planning for the Centre's post-funding future and legacy.
G3 Vision and usefulness fo the Centre strategic plan Strategic plan was reviewed mid 2014 and endorsed by the CCFS Board and executive.
G4 Adequacy of the Centre's preformance measure targets Centre's performance measure targets are discussed with the board annually. CCFS has consistently performed well against the current measures. As a result of feedback and reassessment post review, they continue to be revised on a regular basis.
G5 Effectiveness of the Centre in bringing researchers together to form an interactive and effective research team Jointly authored presentations and publications as well as co-supervised postgraduates (see Appendix 5 and CCFS honours & postgraduates)
G6 Capacity building of the Centre through scale and outcomes

Recruitment of staff: 5 (see new staff)
Recruitment of postgraduate students: 22 (see CCFS honours & postgraduates)
International Linkages: 39 visitors (see International links)



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


Industry Seminars

Actual 4                        
Target 4                        
Number of industry / end-user collaborations   18                        
N2 Postgraduate units established by end year 3 Actual 6                        
Target 2                        
Number of honours and Postgraduate students   110                        




C1 Linkage of geochemcial / petrologic / geological data with goephysical datasets / modelling 
2015 - Convene international conference on integration of geophys/geology 
Actual Complete                        
Target Complete
C2 Technology & method development related to NCRIS infrastructure 2013 -1st results submitted for publication / conference presentation   Actual Complete                        
Target Complete                        


C3 Establishment of formal postgraduate units & training within host and collaborating university frameworks Actual Complete                        
Target Complete                        

End User


Establishment of linkages and collaborative projects with end-users relevant to external core business of the Centre

2013 - proceed with projects 
Actual Complete                        
Target Complete