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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.


Download HERDC Guidelines

Download NURO User 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