Introduction

CRO (CSU Research Output) is the University's Institutional repository. It is an electronic archive which stores and showcases the research publications of Charles Sturt University. CRO is an online, open-access environment, making it easy for researchers to find and access the University's published research output using the CSU Library catalogue Primo Search, and National Library of Australia's Trove database.

Content on CRO includes:

Researcher profiles Research publications
Prizes and Awards Press/Media
Impacts (in development) Datasets

Creating a CRO profile

Your CRO researcher profile is a one-stop hub for your research output.  Other research profiles can be incorporated into your CRO profile, including:

  • ORCiD profile
  • Scopus Author ID
  • Mendeley profile ID
  • Links to your website(s)
  • Areas of research
  • Employment information
  • Professional qualifications

All CSU researchers should have a CRO researcher profile.  If you cannot find your profile in CRO and/or require assistance to update it, please contact your Faculty Liaison librarian.

The CRO Researcher Profile dashboard allows you to upload a photo, add a bio, and list your qualifications and the positions you've held. It also displays your citations and h-index.

Tips for promoting your research using CRO

Your CRO Researcher profile is a powerful promotional vehicle for your research. The following tips will assist you to maximise your Researcher profile:

  • Ask your Faculty Liaison librarian for assistance in setting up your CRO Researcher profile.
  • Enter as much data as you can when adding publications to CRO.  CRO is indexed by Google and Google Scholar.  The more metadata you add, the more the findability of your research through these search engines will be enhanced.
  • Keep your researcher profile up-to-date.  The more publications you have in CRO, and the longer they live in CRO, the higher your research metrics will score.
  • Link your other researcher profiles, such as ORCID, Google Scholar and ResearchGate into CRO.
  • When promoting your publications through social media, you can provide a link to your publications in CRO, allowing easy access by other researchers as well as the broader community.
  • Create a link to all of your publications in CRO in your email signature, on your School's staff profile, and/or personal blog.

Linking your ORCID profile to CRO

ORCID provides a persistent digital identity that allows researchers and authors to identify their work from those of others with the same or similar names. You will create and manage your ORCiD profile within your researcher profile in CRO. Your publications in CRO can be automatically uploaded into your ORCID profile.

All researchers applying for funding are encouraged by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) to have an ORCID identifier.

ORCID does not provide citation metrics, but an ORCID can be used when you submit papers for publication or apply for grants. It aims to be the de facto standard for author identification in academic publishing and has a broad support base, with members including Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Nature Publishing Group and Thomson Reuters.

Find out more about ORCID and how to manage your profile. ORCID registration is free. 

The video below demonstrates how to link your ORCID profile to CRO and ensure that information is transferred from CRO to your ORCID profile.

 

h-index in CRO

A researcher's h-index in CRO is drawn from the Scopus Journal Database h-index.  This blog post explains more about how the h-index is calculated for authors. The h-indexes in Scopus and CRO will match perfectly if all the publications listed in Scopus are also listed in CRO. If they don't match you can import them into CRO. If they do match and the h-indexes are different please contact your Faculty Liaison Librarian.

Please note: the h-index in Google Scholar bears no relationship to the h-index in CRO because they use different sources to create the index.

Exporting your publications from Endnote to CRO

Multiple publications can be exported from your Endnote library into CRO.  This process requires that you first install the St. Andrew's University Endnote Pure Output Style in order to create good quality CRO records from your Endnote library metadata.

 

Step 1: Download the St. Andrew's Endnote Pure Output Style

Step 2: Follow these Instructions for installing the St. Andrew's Endnote Pure Output Style and exporting publications

Step 3: Go into each newly-created CRO record to check its accuracy and add Field of Research (FoR) codes.  Check that the co-authors listed are correct.

 

It is also possible to paste formatted Endnote records into CRO. More information about this can be found on the Add Publications to CRO help page.