In its Annual Wage Review 2013-14 decision on 4 June 2014 the Expert Panel outlined:
 We foreshadowed in an earlier statement for this Review that a review of the medium-term research program for the Panel would be undertaken in the third quarter of 2014. In another statement, it was also outlined that research to inform the Annual Wage Review 2014–15 would be undertaken using data obtained from the Australian Workplace Relations Study.
A statement by Justice Ross, President on 11 July 2014 directed proposals relating to the medium term research review be submitted by 22 July 2014.
A statement by the Expert Panel was released on 25 August 2014, which invited submissions in relation to the draft medium-term research program be made by 22 September 2014.
Proposals and submissions received are outlined below.