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Researcher Profile: CSU Research Output (CRO)


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 and Engagement Activities Datasets

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.

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 librarians 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.

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 Librarians.

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 Pure output style formatted Endnote records into CRO. 

  • Select all of the required EndNote records, using the Ctrl K command, copy these to clipboard. 
  • In CRO, using the Research output, Import from File option, select RIS.
  • Paste the records from the clipboard into the Paste field.
  • Edit each new CRO record, adding additional information, such as FoR codes, as required.

*Note that this will work for traditional research outputs, but not for Activities that do not have EndNote reference types.