Research Outputs System (ROS)

ROS is UNSW's system for capturing and reporting on research publications and activities.  

ROS is designed to help reduce the time and effort UNSW researchers spend managing research outputs. The system allows you to:

  • simplify and automate entry of publications data
  • add ORCIDs and other researcher identifiers to improve your data feed accuracy
  • set up ORCID Read/Write functionality to automatically send publications from ROS back to ORCID
  • access article level metrics
  • export publication lists easily for CVs and grant/promotion applications
  • use a range of reporting tools via the Reporting Hub feature
  • collect and collate data for the Annual Research Outputs Collection (AROC) and other research assessment exercises
  • upload accurate publication information to your UNSW Researcher Profiles as well as school and faculty web pages
  • track professional activities and records of impact.

ROS is integrated with UNSWorks, UNSW's institutional repository. This streamlines the process for uploading publications to the repository to make open access copies available to comply with the UNSW Open Access Policy and funder mandates. As a result of this integration, you can use ROS to:

  • link publications with associated grants - ROS automatically sends this metadata to UNSWorks to meet the first part of the ARC and NHMRC open access requirements
  • upload full-text copies of 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 easier for you to understand your options for open access publishing.

AROC dates

The Annual Research Outputs Collection (AROC) is UNSW's internal process for collecting detailed, high-quality information on eligible research outputs produced by UNSW researchers.

The information collected as a part of AROC is used in a range of University systems and internal reporting activities.

Task/Responsibility 2024 Timeframe
Assessment period (All) From Wednesday 15 December 2023 to Monday 20 May 2024
Module closed for data cleaning and audit sample selected (Library) From Monday 20 May to Wednesday 26 June
Sample audit sent to ADRs (Library) Friday 28 June
Sample audit complete (ADRs) Monday 15 July
Module closed for final return processing (Library) From Tuesday 16 to Tuesday 23 July
Final numbers to ADRs for sign off (ADRs and DVC(R)) Friday 26 July
Return finalised - no further changes (Manager, RRU) Wednesday 31 July
Return and analysis to DVC-R/URC (University Librarian) Thursday 15 August

Request a custom report

UNSW staff can use the data request form to request data extracts and dashboards based on publications data in ROS.

Need more help?

  • Comprehensive help guides available within ROS.
  • Contact your Outreach Librarian for all other assistance.