Research Outputs System (ROS)

ROS is UNSW's system for capturing and reporting research publications and outputs. This has replaced the Research Publications (ResPubs) system and includes all data previously entered into ResPubs.

ROS is designed to help reduce the time and effort spent on managing publication and research outputs across the University and offers a number of functionalities to support researchers at UNSW:

  • streamlined, and in many cases automated, publications data entry
  • impact measurements, including H-indexes, citation counts and Altmetrics
  • easy export options that may assist in the creation of publication lists for CVs, grants and promotion applications
  • collecting and collating data for HERDC and other research assessment exercises
  • uploading accurate publication information to the UNSW Research Gateway

ROS is also integrated with UNSWorks, UNSW's institutional repository. This streamlines the process for uploading publications to the repository to make open access copies available and to meet the ARC and NHMRC open access mandate requirements. As a result of this integration you can use ROS to:

  • create a link between your publication and any associated grants - ROS will then automatically send metadata about this publication to UNSWorks to meet the first part of the ARC and NHMRC open access mandate requirements
  • upload full text copies of your publications to UNSWorks where copyright permits

ROS also includes deposit advice for journal articles from SHERPA RoMEO, the database of publisher copyright and self-archiving policies, to make it as easier to check if you are permitted to upload a copy of your article

AROC dates 2020

The Annual Research Outputs Collection (AROC) is UNSW's internal process for collecting detailed, high-quality information on research outputs produced by UNSW researchers. It was established in 2016 to replace the annual HERDC publications collection.

The information collected as a part of AROC will be used as the basis for UNSW's ERA submission, to populate a range of university systems and profiles, and for a range of internal reporting activities.

Task/Responsibility Timeframe
Data entry and nomination (Researchers) Ongoing until Monday 16 March
Assessment stage (Assessors)
(Note: Researchers can enter late nominations during this stage)
Monday 16 March - Wednesday 27 May
NTRO panels finalise outstanding decisions (NTRO panels) Ongoing until Friday 29 May
Data cleaning and audit sample selected (Library) Monday 1 June - Friday 5 June
Sample audit sent to ADRs (Library) Tuesday 9 June
Sample audit complete (ADRs) Wednesday 24 June
Final checks (All) Monday 29 June - Friday 10 July
ROS closed for final return processing (Library) Monday 13 July - Friday 17 July
Final numbers to ADRs for sign off (ADRs and DVC(R)) Monday 20 July
Return finalised - no further changes (Manager, RRU) Monday 27 July
Return and analysis to DVC-R/URC (University Librarian) Thursday 30 July

Need more help?

There are comprehensive help guides available within ROS. Contact your Outreach Librarian for all other assistance.

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