In 2011 UNSW began a process to replace ResPubs, its current research outputs/publications system. UNSW IT oversaw a procurement process which resulted in the selection of Symplectic Elements as the ResPubs replacement. We have named the new system ROS - the acronym for Research Outputs System
Key HERDC dates 2013
- ROS will replace ResPubs mid 2013. The first phase of the project is to implement the submission and reporting modules, including HERDC functionality
- The second phase will be integration with UNSWorks, the UNSW research repository
- All UNSW academic and professional/technical staff and HDR students will have a record in ROS and will be able to enter details of their publications and other research outputs. Access to ROS will be via zPass
- populate UNSW's Data Warehouse (JULIA), which will then send citation information to the Research Gateway
- send metadata and copies of articles to UNSWorks and the UNSW institutional repository
- be the University's system for all HERDC publications processes and for providing data for HERDC reports
A set of standard reports will be available to staff with the appropriate access, and a separate reporting module will be used by authorised users to create reports using SQL queries.
As such ROS will be the source of truth for all UNSW publications and research outputs
For now ...
Nothing changes from previous years. For the first few months of 2013, Schools, Centres and Faculties should concentrate on continuing to enter all their 2012 publications into ResPubs for the HERDC return due in June 2013. Additionally, if researchers want their 2013 publications to appear on their UNSW Research Gateway profile they will need to enter the publications into ResPubs. As part of the ROS implementation all data in ResPubs will be automatically transferred to ROS so you will not have to re-enter information again for the same publication
More information about the ROS implementation, including training details, will be made available closer to go live which is currently scheduled for July 2013.