The Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) is the collective name for a set of three related classifications developed for use in the measurement and analysis of research and experimental development (R&D) undertaken in Australia and New Zealand.

The three constituent classifications included in the ANZSRC are:

  • Type of Activity (ToA)
  • Fields of Research (FoR)
  • Socio-Economic Objective (SEO).

On 30 June 2020, the ABS released an updated ANZSRC. More information about the ANZSRC and changes between the ANZSRC versions 2008 and 2020 is available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website.

The major funding bodies have not yet advised when they will commence using the new codes, and UQ will officially commence recording them by Q1 2021.

Details of the 2020 ANZSRC can be downloaded here