There are a number of ways to submit your research outputs into CRO.
After you login you will see the menus to the left of the screen for research outputs and other research activities, under Personal Overview.
When you mouse over each item a plus sign will appear. Use that to go to the submission templates menu.
Research outputs can be any of the following:
For single items you can choose the appropriate template from the list.
The menu to the top right of the screen offers an Add New Content button. *Note that this option does not include Creative works Forms.
Alternatively the Import from online source or Import from file options listed below can be used if you have a number of items to submit.
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 research outputs, and your role in creating those. If you are unable to locate a suitable template for the output you wish to enter, contact the Research Outputs team for assistance. For advice on completing these forms you can ask your Faculty Senior Client Services Librarians.
Important details to add:
Commissioning Body: If your research output has been Commissioned by a Government Department or Agency, or a Publisher, enter the details of the Commissioning Body.
Electronic Versions of Research Outputs, supporting documents or files : To upload files, or links to electronic copies of Full Text Research outputs, or other links or files related to the Research Output., select the Electronic Version (file, DOI or link)... options
Visibility of files
You should select the Closed option from the Public access to file options below, to restrict the visibility of the document you are uploading. The CRO support team will make the determination if file is able to be made Open Access (i.e. freely available via the internet without the need for subscription or website membership, or you have paid for open access) during the For Approval workflow. Select the i information icon next to "Public access to file" to view descriptions of the various options. Important : See Adding Content to CRO Repository below for the copyright requirements for Open Access.
FoR codes: All research outputs, Activities, Impact or data should have nominated FoR code/s.
Go to Discipline Assignment to enter FoR codes.
First, use the Field of Research plus icon to enter text that describes your research, to search and find FoR codes
Next, add Apportionment: Enter the percentage of the FoR code, then select Create. Some Research outputs may need more than one FoR code, however for ERA purposes keep these to the required minimum where possible.
See Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies for information on Fields of Research for the full lists of these.
Grant Numbers: If the publications results from an ARC or NHMRC grant* you are required to display the Grant number in CRO. You can add this information under the "Keywords" section of the form:
* Please note you are also required to ensure that the publication or manuscript is Open Access, according to the relevant grant funding requirements.
UN Sustainability Goals: PURE has an automated process that searches for relevant keywords which map to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , and then places a tag on the related person or output. Not all records will receive a tag through this automated process if the system is unable to find a matching keyword in the title or description of the record.
You can edit these keywords if correction is required, or manually link additional SDGs to your profile or outputs by scrolling to the Keywords section of the record in the back end of CRO, and either selecting the minus button (if you wish to remove the keyword), or selecting the “Add Sustainable Development Goals” button if you would like to add more:
Don't forget to hit the SAVE button when you are done!
Sensitivity Type: An ERA requirement. You are required to select the sensitivity type if that applies to your research output.
Visibility and Restrictions
You can choose to make your CRO records visible on your public profile, or not. Select Visibility to set these statuses. Note that Visibility refers to the metadata of the record, i.e. whether the output appears under your public profile, not the visibility of attached documents (e.g. published paper). It is possible to make the output public in your profile whilst restricting any associated documents from public view - document settings are managed under "Electronic files and links". If there are sensitivity issues (e.g. commercial or classified restrictions) you can choose to suppress the output completely from public view by choosing either "Backend" or "Confidential", depending on the level of restriction required.
Adding a DOI to your publication to increase PlumX discoverability.
A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique number that is assigned by the publisher to an individual publication that provides content identification and a persistent link to its location on the Internet. All DOI numbers begin with a 10, e.g. 10.1080/02755947.2015.1094153.
We recommend that when DOIs are available, you include them in your CRO records, as they are important for Plum to be able to locate, collect and display alternative and traditional research metrics in your CRO profile. Plum uses the DOI to search databases and the internet for information related to that publication.
The DOI is typically located in the header of an electronic journal article, and you can add it as an electronic version of your work, under final published version.
There are four statuses in CRO but only two of these will be visible when you are completing data entry - "Entry in Progress" and "For approval". The other two statuses are for administrative use and will be visible when you look at your list of publications, these are "Approved" and "Validated". All records that are at "Approved" and "Validated" status will display publicly on CRO. Outputs at "Entry in Progress" and "For approval" will not display in CRO:
As a Charles Sturt University Researcher you can make your work Open Access through the Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) repository
CRO support staff will make your work available in CRO by:
Charles Sturt University Researchers can also publish in open access journals.
If you have your works in an EndNote library, or other Reference Management system, you can create a file to import multiple publications. See Exporting your publications from EndNote to CRO or Import from Google Scholar (below).
For more information or help with this please contact your Faculty librarians.
Go to your Pure Personal Profile to Edit your profile settings.
In the left menus you will find the Automated Search link to settings for online sources:
When selected you have a prompt to enter all of your name variants, used to capture your works.
Pure will perform an online search every day. Select the option to be emailed when a new item matching your name is found.
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 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.
*Note that this will work for traditional research outputs, but not for Activities that do not have EndNote reference types.
If you know that your works are published in any of the online sources below, select the source and follow the steps to search and find your works to select and add to CRO.
You will need to verify each work, add additional contributors and FoR Codes. Each new record in CRO will be validated by the CRO team. Online sources include:
To import from your Google Scholar Profile, save the publications you wish to import in BibTeX format as follows:
Relations: If you have research outputs that are linked to other content in CRO use the Relations buttons as illustrated below to link these. Click on the + button under the relevant item (e.g. Activities) and type in the title of the content item you wish to relate the output to:
Relations can include:
You can only change or delete records where you are an author (or have "trusted user" permission from the author to work on the records). If the records have been processed by library staff they will say either Approved or Validated.