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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.

Submitting Creative works

What creative works should be submitted to CRO?


Original – Visual artwork (i.e. group or individual, photo essay, photo book, artist book)
Original design/architectural work
Recorded/rendered (i.e. film/video, performance, digital creative work, website/web exhibition)
Live performance: either a new work or a demonstrably new or innovative interpretation or production of an existing work (i.e. music, play, dance)
Curation (i.e. web-based exhibition, exhibition/event/festival)
Other: Creative works that do not fit the above subcategories.
Original (i.e. short story, poem, novel/book of poetry, prose, portfolio of works (anthology), catalogue essay.

The Submission Forms

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

Select Research Output form

*Some forms are still being developed, this guide will be updated as new information comes to hand. 

Contributors and Affiliations

In addition to completing the submission form as detailed in

Tips for Filling out the Template Forms for other research

outputs, it is important to select and edit the

Contributors and Affiliations details in the submission form.

This will ensure that the roles of yourself and others are

accurately described.

Select Contributor and Affilliations and roles in the activity

Research statement

All Creative Works being considered for assessment must be accompanied by a research statement addressing the required fields for assessment. Please refer to the Creative works guidelines for more information about assessment. NOTE: The Research Statement should be attached to the CRO record for your creative work, under “Other files” in the “Electronic version(s), and related files and links” section of the data entry form.



FoR codes

All research outputs, Activities, Impact or data should have nominated FoR code/s.

Add Disciplone assignment

*For detailed information on this see Editing Your Personal Profile.

Copyright and Sensitivity considerations

What is meant by 'sensitivity'?

Confidential or sensitive research outputs.

These may include, but are not limited to:

  • commercially sensitive research outputs; or;
  • research outputs that are culturally sensitive. Institutions are responsible for identifying the nature of the sensitivity, the damage that may flow if sensitivity is not maintained or respected, and the conditions under which the research outputs may be reviewed. This requirement applies for all outputs, not just those identified for peer review. The ARC will regard such research outputs as having been submitted and received in confidence, and will maintain the sensitivity of the output unless otherwise required by law.
  • You can indicate the sensitivity of your output on the online form to ensure the output is managed appropriately.


Copyright will need to be ascertained by the author of the creative work. The author may not own the copyright - it may, for example, be owned by the publisher of a text or the distributor of music. This can be followed up in negotiation with CRO. Items will only be loaded for public viewing if permission has been given by the copyright owner, otherwise they will be locked.

Please contact the CRO Team if you have questions about this.

For further information on submitting creative works, please contact Amanda Shepherd (Research Outputs Officer).

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