Australian Research Codes
Coding your research
Fields of Research (FOR) Codes
This classification allows research and development activity to be categorised according to the field of research. In this respect, it is the methodology used in the research and development that is being considered.
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) Codes
This classification allows research to be categorised according to the purpose or outcome of the research as perceived by the data provider (researcher). It consists of discrete economic, social, technological or scientific domains for identifying the principal purposes of the research. The attributes applied to the design of the SEO classification comprise a combination of processes, products, health, education and other social and environmental aspects of particular interest.
Field of Education (FOE) Codes
FOE codes are defined as the subject matter of an educational activity. Fields of education or use in the collection, storage and dissemination of statistical and administrative data relating to educational activity undertaken in Australia. The ABS has a commitment to develop, maintain and promote the use of standard definitions, classifications and coding procedures to ensure comparability of data derived from statistical and administrative systems, no matter what their source.
Updated: 28 January 2014