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

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 2022 Timeframe
Assessment period (All) Wednesday 17 November 2021 - Thursday 14 April 2022
Module closed for data cleaning and audit sample selected (Library) Tuesday 19 April - Friday 13 May
Sample audit sent to ADRs (Library) Monday 16 May
Sample audit complete (ADRs) Friday 3 June
Module closed for final return processing (Library) Monday 6 June - 10 June
Final numbers to ADRs for sign off (ADRs and DVC(R)) Tuesday 14 June
Return finalised - no further changes (Manager, RRU) Monday 20 June
Return and analysis to DVC-R/URC (University Librarian) Thursday 11 August

Need more help?

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

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