2015 NSRC Survey Questions

1 Resourcing and Disclosures

Question 1 – What was your institution's total research expenditure?

Dedicated research commercialisation staff

Please note, for this survey, Questions 2 and 3 require data for 2014 and 2015 reporting years.

Question 2

Question 2a - What was the total number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) research commercialisation staff employed in, or engaged by your institution?

Question 2b – How many dedicated Full Time Equivalent (FTE) research commercialisation staff were employed in, or engaged by your institution?

Question 3

Question 3a – What was the total budget cost for research commercialisation staff for your institution as reported in Question 2a?

Question 3b – What was the total budget cost for dedicated research commercialisation staff for your institution as reported in Question 2b?

Cost of protecting IP rights

Question 4 – What was the cost of fees and legal costs your institution spent to secure or defend statutory protection of intellectual property rights?

Invention disclosures

Question 5 – How many invention disclosures did your institution receive?

2 Licences Options and Assignments (LOAs)

Question 6a – How many Material Transfer Agreements did your institution enter into where your institution provided the materials?

Question 6b – What income did you derive from the Material Transfer Agreements executed in 6a?

Question 7 – How many Licences, Options and Assignments did your institution execute?

Question 8 – How many active Licences, Options and Assignments did your institution hold?

Question 9 – How many active Licences, Options and Assignments yielded income?

Question 10 – What was the total income received from your active Licences, Options and Assignments?

Question 11 – How much of the income reported in Question 10 was paid to other institutions or commercial entities?

3 Start-up companies

Question 12 – What was the value of all research commercialisation equity holdings at 31 December?

Question 13: as at 31 December

13a - How many start-up companies that your institution was formally involved with were operational?

13b - In how many of the companies identified in 13a, did your institution hold equity?

Question 14 – How many start-up companies did your institution launch?

For EACH start-up company launched, please provide the following information:

  • Company Name
  • ABN/ACN
  • Country (if outside Australia)

4 Research Consultancies, Contracts, Collaborations and Direct Sales

Question 15 – How many Research Consultancies, Contracts, Collaborations and Direct Sales transactions did your institution enter into?

Question 16 – What was the total gross contracted value of Research Consultancies, Contracts, Collaborations and Direct Sales your institution entered into?

5 Skills development and transfer

Question 17 – Does your institution offer academic researchers or research students training in industry skills?

Question 18 – How many academic researchers or research students completed training as described in Question 17?

6 Supplementary Question

Does your institution hold administrative data on inter-sectoral academic researcher mobility?

If you have data please indicate if the information pertains to:

  • placement of academic researchers from your institution with a non-research sector organisation
  • placement of non-research sector staff within your institution to undertake research activities
  • the nature of the engagement (e.g. short term contract, sponsorship, secondment, honorary position, part time permanent or temporary full time arrangement)
  • research discipline/field of research related to the placement

Other or more information (please specify).

7 Optional Case Studies

Case studies are optional. For 2015, you are invited to provide up to three case studies on successful industry focused research training initiatives.

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