Research performance at Charles Sturt University is measured using a range of national and institutional assessments.

The data to inform these programs include research income, research outputs, student statistics. The data is sourced from a range of Charles Sturt University systems and databases, including the Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) repository and the MyResearch database.

The external assessments include:

  • Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
  • Engagement and Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC)

The internal assessments include:

  • Research Outputs Collection (ROC)
  • Research Active

Definition of research

Through research and innovation, Charles Sturt University aims to generate meaningful outcomes for industry, government, businesses and communities.

National Assessments

Charles Sturt University participates in a number of external assessments conducted by the Australian Government, including ERA, EIA, and HERDC.

Institutional Assessments

Charles Sturt University's internal assessments, ROC and Research Active, inform our research planning and support mechanisms.

For staff and students

Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO)

CRO is the public showcase for Charles Sturt University researchers, their activities and outputs.


MyResearch is a portal for Charles Sturt University staff to view information related to their research projects, research income and HDR supervision candidates.

FOR and SEO codes

The Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) has been developed for use in the collection, analysis and dissemination of research and experimental development (R&D) statistics in Australia and New Zealand.

Progress Reports (Students)

After your probation has been completed and you have been confirmed as a HDR candidate of the University it is crucial that you maintain progress at a rate consistent with your timetable approved in your research proposal.