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Health Sciences Performance Based Research Funding (PBRF)


 The Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF):

  • Distributes research funding in the tertiary education sector
  • Allocates research funds according to the quality of the research produced in each tertiary education organisation (TEO)
  • Takes into account the quality of the researchers, research degree completions, and external research income

The University of Otago's PBRF ranking

Our Schools of Pharmacy, Physiotherapy,  Dentistry and our Centre for  Postgraduate Nursing were the top academic units in their disciplines in  the 2012 PBRF Ranking and our Faculty of Medicine had 251 FTE of  staff ranked as A or B.  Our Christchurch School of Medicine has the highest rank of any School of Medicine in New Zealand, with a score of 5.4 and 68.4FTE of its staff ranked A or B. Our Medical Sciences departments also ranked  highly, for example Biochemistry, scoring 5.4, with 20 of its 35  staff ranked A or B.

 Visit the University of Otago's PBRF webpage for more information about our PBRF ranking.

PBRF Health Sciences contacts

For additional information on how to improve your PBRF evidence portfolio, please email one of the below contacts at the Health Sciences Divisional Office:

Dr Michele Coleman
Research and Development Manager