Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO)

CRO - Charles Sturt University Research Output is an open access digital archive, also called an institutional repository. It showcases research and scholarly outputs created by Charles Sturt University staff and students. It contributes to the growing international trend for Open Access to scholarly outputs and makes research literature freely available on line.

CRO can include a variety of content types including research output, activities, press/media and staff profiles. CRO users can control the visibility of items stored in the repository (i.e. sensitive materials can be stored and restricted from publicly view).

Login to CRO

CRO consists of a public showcase and a restricted database available only to Charles Sturt staff.

Public Login

Public CRO

Staff Login

Restricted CRO


Assistance to use CRO is available through the Library and Research Office.

Thesis submission

It is a requirement for graduation that HDR candidate's submit a digital copy of their thesis to CRO.


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Open access guide

Find information and guidance about open access.

CRO Guidelines

Adding open access versions of outputs to CRO increases visibility of your research.

Copyright information

Understand copyright requirements to ensure your research outputs can be open access on CRO.

CRO Research codes

Field of Research (FoR) codes are used to categorise all research outputs and must be assigned in CRO.

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.

2020 FoR codes and definitions:

Checking your data

Some data is automatically harvested from sources including Scopus (research outputs) and Newsflo (press/media). Other items will need to be manually added to CRO. If you have questions or would like assistance please consult the Support page or check the Frequently Asked Questions.