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.

Key dates for HERDC submissions 2015

TaskTimeframeResponsibilityDue
Data entry and acceptance by heads of schools and centres NOW - April Schools & Researchers Friday 24 April
Data cleansing and audit sample selected May Library Monday 8 May
Sample audit sent to ADRs May Library Monday 11 May
Sample audit May ADRs Friday 22 May
ROS closed for final return processing June Library Wednesday 10 June
Publications data cleaned and return prepared June Library Monday 15 June
Prepare and combine final HERDC data June DVC(R) Monday 22 June
ROS re-opened June Library Friday 26 June
Certification & submission June VC/DVC(R) Friday 26 June

Need more help?

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