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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:

View a complete list of publication types/other research outputs here

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

From 2013 the NURO publications system will be 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 2013 publications have been entered into the system.



Download HERDC Guidelines

Download NURO User Guide



2013 Publications Collection

The 2013 Research Publications Collection is now open. All publications are now reported via the NURO publications system. To nominate your publications:

1. Log in to NURO, using your UoN username and password.

2. Claim all of your 2013 publications harvested from the databases.

3. Add any other publications you published in 2013

4. Nominate your publications in the HERDC module within NURO.

5. Supply any further information as requested by library staff.

The deadline for adding 2013 publications into NURO is 31 March 2014

NOTE: Data for 2013 publications will be finalised and available from June 30, 2014



Research Publications




Lisa Ogle/Kai Chen
Phone: + 61 2 492 15828
Research Publications Librarian

Research Performance and Systems Unit

NURO Reporting Help

- RPS Unit

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)


- ERA Contacts



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