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Guidance on reporting research outputs for UON researchers and academic staff


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 and Training. This results in funding allocations returned to the University. Eligible publication types collected for the HERDC process must meet specific criteria and include:

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 claimed/entered via the NURO Research Publications Management System populates individual online researcher profiles in 24-28 hours.

NURO Publications Management System

The NURO publications system is used for the capture and assessment of all research publications and outputs such as creative works. 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 2015 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

Download HERDC Guidelines

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 HERDC.

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 and HERDC


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

Help using NURO

Contact your Faculty Librarian


NURO Reporting Help

Email: Research Performance and Systems Support

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)


- ERA Contacts