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PBRF 2026 important update for staff

The government has announced that the next PBRF Quality evaluation exercise, which was to be held in 2026, will not go ahead. Further information can be found at the Tertiary Education Commission's website.

However, the PBRF and Publications Office's work collating and verifying Otago's research output data remains unchanged as this data feeds into several other areas of University reporting, including feeding through onto staff webpages. All staff should continue to check their research outputs/publications listings in MyResearch as usual and notify the office of any outputs not listed on their profile by forwarding details and evidence to

PBRF and Publications Outputs role

The PBRF and Publications/Outputs Office collects and reports on research output information of Otago staff and coordinates the Tertiary Education Commission's six-yearly Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluation.

On the following pages you can find information regarding the collection and reporting of research output information and PBRF, including how to link your research outputs to your staff webpage, reporting options for your department, and information on the PBRF Quality Evaluation exercises.

Need a publication recorded? Send your PDF or DOI link to us here

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