This guide provides information for University of Newcastle academic and research staff about the collection of research outputs associated with the University of Newcastle, primarily for the annual Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC).
Data about the following publication types are collected and reported to the Department of Education. This results in funding allocations returned to the University. Eligible publication types collected for the HERDC process must meet specific criteria and include:
- Book chapters
- Peer reviewed journal articles and
- Peer reviewed, fully published conference papers
The HERDC Research Publications Collection is handled jointly by staff from the Library and Research Services, with Research Services having ultimate responsibility for the submission to the government. Data populates individual online researcher profiles.
NURO Publications Management System
The NURO publications system is used for the capture and assessment of all research publications. NURO harvests many publications automatically, increasing the speed at which research publication profiles are updated. Researchers can manually enter any of their publications not found in the databases. Library staff will continue to manage the verification of publications data for the annual publications collection. All researchers who publish should log in to NURO and check that their 2014 publications have been entered into the system.
Download HERDC Guidelines
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2014 Publications Collection
The 2014 Research Publications Collection is now open.
Please login to NURO to check your 2014 publications listing and enter records for any missing publications.
The deadline for reporting 2014 publications is 31 March, 2015
Research Publications Collection and HERDC
Lisa Ogle/Kai Chen
Phone: + 61 2 492 18857/15828
Research Publications Librarian
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