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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 Office role

The PBRF and Publications/Outputs Office provides advice and support for University of Otago staff, both academic and support staff, regarding the Quality Evaluation process for PBRF. Our role is to coordinate the six-yearly Quality Evaluation exercise and provide a centralised service for managing all aspects of the PBRF process for the University of Otago.

We provide assistance with the preparation of your Evidence Portfolios, advise and keep you up to date on the Tertiary Education Commission Quality Evaluation Guidelines, the timeframe for preparation and submission of Evidence Portfolios. We are also the key contacts for helping you with all aspects of the dedicated PBRF and Publications MyResearch software, where you can manage your research output data and create your Evidence Portfolio for PBRF.

If you have any queries about PBRF, please feel free to contact us via phone, email or in person. You can find our office in Scott/Shand House (1st floor).

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