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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.

Creating a CRO profile

Your CRO researcher profile is a one-stop hub for your research output.  Links to other public 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 Charles Sturt University 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 librarians.

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.

Editing your personal Profile

Editing your Profile

Some information will already be in the system, however there are other options for completing your profile.

Select the Edit Profile button to complete your CRO profile:

Add Name Variant: is useful for anyone who has published under variations of their name.

ORCID: You should take the opportunity to create and link an ORCID profile to your CRP profile. This link also sets up an automated export option that will send any of your updated Research Outputs in CRO, across to your ORCID profile.

*See Linking your ORCID profile to CRO (below)

Profile Photos: You can add a recent photo of yourself

Links: Use this to add links to other Researcher Profiles; Scopus ID, Researcher ID (from Web  of Science) or Publons for example.

Curriculum and research description: add Profile information: Use this to record your research interests in your publicly viewed Personal Profile.

Your main Field of Research (FoR) Code (called Discipline Assignment):

Enter the name of the FoR code to search and select from the list of FoR codes

Add the FoR percentage, then Create the FoR code record

Apportionment Enter the percentage of the FoR code, then select Create.

See Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies information on Fields of Research Codes for the full lists of these.

Contact your Faculty Librarians if you are having difficulty finding or adding your Field of Research.


Your public profile: show (or not show) your H-Index and citations

Showing collaborations or metrics (or not) on your public or Portal Profile

You may prefer to not show certain information on your public profile.

Select Edit Profile, navigate to the Left Menu and select Portal Profile. Here you can control how some of the content is shown on your public profile.

  • You can turn off the collaboration map to hide these details.
  • You can select not to show Citations, or H-Index on your profile.

Select Edit profile Portal Profile to edit privacy preferences

Managing how your CRO personal profile is displayed.

There are two personal profile overviews. The default overview provides a detailed display of your research outputs, some statistics and a little information about your impact metrics.

The New overview displays less information about your research outputs, but a lot more information about your research outputs h-index, citations, social media use.

Select the New overview button on the top right of the screen to switch to the new personal Profile overview

The New overview

Note that the metrics displayed in these profile overviews may not match exactly the metrics displayed on your Public Profile. It is likely that not all your publications have been added to CRO. Follow our instructions to add any missing publications. You should also check that your Scopus Author ID is correct and request that any of your duplicate Author IDS are merged in Scopus.  CRO will then re-calculate your h-index. If you do not wish for citation counts and the h-index to be displayed on your profile, they can be switched off by Editing Your Public or Portal profile preferences

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.


Help from a Faculty Librarian

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