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Estates management 2020/21 - Research not offices NIA

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Estates management 2020/21

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Research not offices NIA

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Short nameSMNIARE

This field contains data about the Net Internal Area (NIA) of research space (not offices). The value can be recorded to three decimal places.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education providers (HEPs).

UnitSquare metre (m²)

This field forms part of the calculation for Research NIA total, which is mandatory for HE providers in England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

This field records the NIA of core research space, which does not comprise offices. This includes:

  • research laboratories, associated stores and workshops used for research,
  • computing facilities used for research,
  • other buildings (e.g. animal houses, greenhouses, farms, field stations, observatories etc.) if used for research and predominantly used by the provider. If the provider is not the predominant user of such facilities then include under Non-residential NIA other.

Where the associated costs, such as waste and energy cannot be separately identified for a commercial space area, NIA for the commercial space area should be included in the EMR under Total NIA commercial space (SMGIACT). Providers should return the commercial space area as per other areas under the appropriate space measurement field, in this case Research not offices NIA. Providers should also return the space under Total NIA commercial space. This way, the total commercial space area can be distinguished from Total NIA.

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Field length11
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: SMNIARE

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