Field of Research codes
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification codes for Field of Research or briefly ANZSRC FoR codes have been reviewed and there is a new release coming.
If you have ever published a dataset or software, you were probably asked to browse through the available list online and choose any which were relevant.
FoR codes are used by repositories to classify the dataset or code they list. Associated search tools will used them as keywords. While you can usually add other kind of keywords to your record, FoR codes, by providing an official classification, are more likely to be used by someone searching for data associated to a specific field. Therefore, they will make your dataset or software more visible to others.
To avoid confusion between the two systems the codes where completely redefined. Most of the codes useful to our community will still be found under the Earth Science division, but the division itself is now identify by the code “37” while in the previous standard from 2008 its code was “04”.
In the previous version, most Climate science related codes were grouped under Atmospheric Science. The new classification includes also a new Climate Change Science group.
|370201||Climate change processes|
|370203||Greenhouse gas inventories and fluxes|
|370299||Climate change science not elsewhere classified|
Other relevant groups in the Earth Science divisions are:
|370101||Adverse weather events|
|370102||Air pollution processes and air quality measurement|
|370104||Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes|
|370109||Tropospheric and stratospheric physics|
|370199||Atmospheric sciences not elsewhere classified|
|370401||Computational modelling and simulation in earth sciences|
|370704||Surface water hydrology|
|370899||Oceanography not elsewhere classified|
And under the Environmental Science division , identified by "41"
|410101||Carbon sequestration science|
|410102||Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation|
|410103||Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation|
|410601||Land capability and soil productivity|
|410604||Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)|
|410699||Soil sciences not elsewhere classified|
You can always refer to the official documentation if none of these apply to your study.