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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.  You can incorporate links to other public research profiles 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 contact the CRO team.  If you 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.


Making your profile and citations public

Make your profile Public

You can make your profile public by choosing Edit Profile, under your profile picture, scrolling towards the bottom of the screen, under Visibility.  Choose Public - no restrictions. Now your profile can be searched in CRO.


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

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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