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CRO: Adding Research Outputs, Impact, Engagement and Scholarly Activities

A guide to using the different forms in CRO / Pure to enter Impact, Engagement, Scholarly Activities, Awards, Press and Media, as well as the more traditional Research Outputs.

Introduction

The Australian Government Research Engagement and Impact Assessment  ran in 2018 alongside the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA). The Engagement and Impact (EI) assessment framework is intended to assess the engagement of researchers with end-users, and show how universities are translating their research into economic, social, environmental and other impacts.

In anticipation of this, CRO can be used to record your research impact and engagement with a variety of new forms to enable you to record your activities, prizes and awards, and social impacts, to support potential EI Assessment in the future.

Charles Sturt University Researchers who have been involved in recent  EI Assessments have their research impact and engagement case studies available online.

Templates for Activities or Engagement

There are a variety of forms available to suit different Activities. Each form will provide different options for you to provide the correct information needed to describe your Activities, and  your role in those.

Important information to include in Activities

Activity Information

Each activity will have a different set of information to include in the form. Editorial or Peer Review activities will need you to select options to enable you to enter journal, publisher or conference details.

Select to give details of editorial or peer review work

For most activities it is important for you to enter information about your engagement with Events or External Organisations.

Add details of External Organisation

Engagement Categories for Activities

Select the type of organisation or community you engaged with.

Your role in the Activity

As well as completing these details each activity will have slightly different roles listed, so it is advised to Edit Persons/Organisations and select the role that fits your participation in the Activity. You can also add the names and roles of others involved in that activity.

   

Relations: If you have Activities that are linked to Research Outputs, Prizes or Awards  use the Relations buttons as illustrated below to link these.

Select relations to link activities with research outputs

Visibility and Restrictions

You can choose to make your CRO records visible on your public profile, or not. Select Visibility to set these status's

Select visibility to choose options

Select the option to make visible to public or not

Participation in or organising events or conferences

There are separate forms for entering:
  • participation in or organising Conferences, including Invited Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Reviewer, or Facilitator
  • activities in relation to presentation of public lecture or debate or seminar
  • participation in or organising workshop, forum or course.
  • activities related to a performance or exhibition
  • participation in organising or participating in a public event

Activity Information

You need to enter the details of the conference or workshop (event) and any CSU organisations and external organisations affiliated with the activity. The Degree of Recognition is an important option, so choose the level of recognition of the event.

Select to enter Activity details

Your role on the Activity

Go to Persons/Organisations to select Edit, to select your role in the activity. You can also add other participants and their roles.

Supervision / Examination / Mentoring

There are separate forms for entering:
  • Supervising an internal HDR candidate
  • Supervising a non-Charles Sturt HDR candidate
  • Activities related to mentoring staff, students or supervising interns
  • Examination of Theses  (Charles Sturt or external)

Forms for Examination, Supervision of Internal or Non-Charles Sturt HDRs, and Mentoring

Activity Information

Each form requires details of the title and description of the activity, the date or period of time. The degree of recognition relates to the relative location of the candidate or mentee; whether local, national or international.

Complete or add the name of the candidate/mentee and their internal or external organisation.

Your role in the activity

Your role in the relevant activity will be provided by default in the form.

Peer review or Editorial work

Your Peer Review or Editorial works are important Activities to include in your CRO records.

There are separate Activity forms for entering:

  • editorial activities for conferences, journal or book publishers
  • peer review activities for journal publishers

Activity Information

You need to select the options to enter the details of the journal, publisher or the conference (event) .

Select to enter activity information

Your role in the Activity

Go to Persons/Organisations to select Edit to select your role in the activity. You can also add other participants and their roles.

Selector your role in the activity

Other Engagement with Industry, Government or Community

There are separate forms for entering:
  • Partnership or collaboration with industry or government
  • Public outreach or activities provided as a resource for industry, government or community
  • Consultancy provided for industry, government or community
  • Appointments or secondments to industry, government or community
  • Development or presentation of external courses

Forms for Partnership, Collaboration, Consultancy, Outreach, Appointments or course involvement

Each form requires similar details for any of these activities.

Activity Information

You need to enter the details of the category of engagement, your consultancy or advisor activities, along with any Charles Sturt University organisational units, and external organisations affiliated with the activity.  The Degree of Recognition is an important option, so choose the level of recognition of the event.

Your role in the Activity

Go to Persons/Organisations to select Edit, to select your role in the activity. You can also add other participants and their roles.

Select to enter your role in the activity

Academic Engagement

There are separate forms for entering:
  • External Research and Teaching at a partner institution
  • Grant review activities
  • Expert adviser or witness
  • Activities related to online content delivery and teaching

Activity Information

Forms for External Research or Teaching, Grant review, Expert advice or online content delivery and teaching activities

Each form requires similar details for any of these activities.

Your role in the Activity

Go to Persons/Organisations to select Edit, to select your role in the activity. You can also add other participants and their roles.

Membership

Membership of Organisations that are either Academic, Community, Government or Industry related, are important indicators of your research engagement, esteem or Impact.

There are separate forms for entering:

  • Membership of an advisory panel, policy group or board
  • Membership of a professional organisation or peak discipline body
  • Membership of association with an external research organisation, centre or institute
  • Membership of a collaboration or network
  • Membership of Networks of Excellence
  • Membership or involvement with committees or working groups

Activity Information

Forms for entering your Membership of any of these activities require similar details to be entered. This includes the Category of membership, the details of the organisation, relevant dates of your membership and the degree of recognition; whether it is a local, national or international organisation.

Your role in the Activity

Go to Persons/Organisations to select Edit, to select your role in the activity. You can also add other participants and their roles

Academic Professional Development

There are separate forms for entering:

  • Delivery of high level or advanced professional development
  • Evidence of major contribution to the field of practice
  • Undertaking advanced specialist practice or scholarly secondments

Activity Information

Forms for delivery of advanced professional development, a major contribution to the field of practice, advanced specialist practice activities or scholarly secondment

Each form requires similar details for any of these activities.

Your role in the activity

Go to Persons/Organisations to select Edit, to select your role in the activity. You can also add other participants and their roles

Visiting an external Organisation / Artist in Residence

If you have visited an External organisation as a lecturer or researcher, or Artist in Residence,  you can record those details.

Activity Information

Your role in this Activity

Go to Persons/Organisations to select Edit, to select your role in the activity. You can also add other participants and their roles.

Select to enter your role in the activity

Hosting a Visitor

Hosting A Visitor

If you have hosted a visitor you can add this information.

Activity Information

This form will require you to add Visitor information, a description of their visit, dates of the visit and the Degree of Recognition details.

Your role as Host

Your role in this activity is set to Host, by default.