17 August 2018
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[FYI request #8445 email]
Thank you for your email of 6 August 2018 requesting data from the Performance-Based
Research Fund Quality Evaluation results under the Official Information Act 1982.
Your request has been considered pursuant to the Official Information Act and we may not
be able to provide all the information requested, as the data contains personal information
that would identify individuals, evaluative material, and may provide any organisation that
has the information an advantage in a competitive funding process.
We are happy to provide you with the count data set out in point 4 of your email, that is:
“(4) For each TEO contributing to PBRF:
(a) The name of the TEO,
(b) A count of the number of evidence portfolios submitted where
‘ContainsConfidentialResearch’ is true
(c) A count of the number of evidence portfolios submitted where
‘ContainsConfidentialResearch’ is false."
Regarding bullet (d) "A count of the number of evidence portfolios submitted that have been
marked as deleted.” Can you please clarify this part of your request as the Tertiary Education
Commission (TEC) does not mark evidence portfolios as “deleted”.
It appears likely that your original request will need to be amended to enable us to respond.
If you would like to discuss the information we hold and whether an amendment to your
request would assist the TEC in providing a response to your request, please email
or contact Sharon Beattie, PBRF Senior Advisor on 04 462 5209 by 24