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 2019

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, nomination and assessment (Researchers & Assessors) Ongoing until Wednesday 10 April
NTRO panels finalise outstanding decisions (NTRO panels) Ongoing until Wednesday 17 April
Data cleaning and audit sample selected (Library) Thursday 18 April - Friday 3 May
Sample audit sent to ADRs (Library) Monday 6 May
Sample audit complete (ADRs) Wednesday 22 May
Final checks (All) Monday 27 May - Friday 7 June
ROS closed for final return processing (Library) Tuesday 11 June -  Friday 21 June
Final numbers to ADRs for sign off (ADRs and DVC(R)) Friday 21 June
Return finalised - no further changes (Manager, RRU) Monday 1 July
Return and analysis to DVC-R (Manager, RRU) Friday 5 July

Need more help?

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

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