Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

CSU Research Outputs Collection (ROC)

Deadline 2 April 2018

The annual Research Outputs Collection (ROC) is essential to inform our research planning and support mechanisms. It informs the following key internal and external research-related considerations:

  • The Employee Development and Review Scheme (EDRS)
  • The inclusion of research outputs data for the purposes of academic promotion
  • External funding proposals: research environment
  • Maintaining profile against the Definition of Research Active
  • Faculty and School Reviews
  • University Research Centre reviews
  • Performance-based funding from DVC RDI including Compacts and Research Centre annual operating budgets
  • Meeting the Higher Education Standards Framework requirement for maintaining a system for “accurate and up-to-date recording of the research outputs of staff and research students” (section 4, 4.1)

If you require further clarification than is offered here, please contact the Research Office.

Research Outputs Collection - An overview

The Research Outputs Collection (ROC) is the annual reporting of both traditional and non-traditional research outputs generated by CSU staff and students. Submission of 2017 outputs needs to be made by no later than Monday 2nd April, 2018 to allow for timely processing and verification. During the course of verification, you may be contacted and asked to provide additional supporting materials. Please be aware that failure to supply the documentation requested may result in exclusion from the collection which is the official CSU record of research outputs.

Submission to the collection can be made directly to CRO, or electronically through our online forms. For assistance with this process please contact the Research Office Outputs Team.

Research Output Categories

The output categories included for the ROC are:

  • A1: Books - authored research (5 points)
  • B1: Book Chapter (1 point)
  • C1: Journal Articles - refereed article in a scholarly journal (1 point)
  • E1: Conference Publications - full written paper refereed (1 point)
  • J10: Creative works (points sliding scale from 0.25 - 5)
  • R: Research report (points sliding scale from 1 – 5)

Note that point share is always split equally between all authors listed on an output- regardless of their relative 'input' or affiliation. The exception is book chapters, where points are awarded on a sliding scale that takes into account the number of chapters in a book, the number of chapters an author contributed to, and how many authors were on each chapter. This calculation is made as part of the verification process.

Criteria and Verification Requirements

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