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Guidance on reporting research outputs for UON researchers and academic staff


This guide provides information for University of Newcastle researchers about the collection of research outputs associated with the University of Newcastle.

Data about the following publication types are collected and used for internal and external reporting purposes. Eligible publication types collected must meet specific criteria and include:

The 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 claimed/entered via the NURO Research Publications Management System populates individual online researcher profiles and is used for internal reporting purposes. Researchers can export publications listings for grant applications, CVs in APA 6th format, or export to reference management software such as EndNote and BibTeX.

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 search settings are correct and that all possible 2016 publications have been identified and enter any missing outputs into the system.


Conjoint staff - To obtain your Uni ID and password you will need your 6 digit staff number allocated at the time of your appointment. Further instructions are available at New Staff Computing Accounts

*Providing search settings are switched on and correct

Download HERDC Guidelines

From 2016 onwards, the Higher Education Research Data Collection no longer includes research publication counts. At UON, research publications will continue to be assessed using the HERDC specifications for A1, B1, C1 and E1 publications as these are still used for internal reporting purposes and will be used for the next Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation.

This guide will be kept online for legacy purposes only. 

Guide to registering for ORCID via NURO

Registering for an ORCID in NURO

NURO User Guides

Download the user guides for step by step information on setting up your search settings, exporting a CV, adding and claiming your publications, and nominating your publications for the Research Publications Collection.

Access to these guides requires a UoN username and password.

What's New in NURO v4.16.1

NURO User Guide

NURO Quick Start Guide



Research Publications Collection


Kai Chen
Phone: + 61 2 492 18857
Research Publications Librarian

Help using NURO

Contact your Senior Research Librarian


NURO Reporting Help

Email: Research Performance and Systems Support

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)


- ERA Contacts