Annual Reporting - Research Outputs Collection (ROC)

The Research Outputs Collection (ROC) is the annual reporting of both traditional and non-traditional research outputs generated by CSU staff and students. It is essential for planning purposes and informs the following key internal and external research-related considerations:

  • Meeting the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 clause 4.1 "A system for accurate and up-to-date recording of the research outputs of staff and research students is maintained."
  • External funding proposals: research environment
  • Maintaining profile against the Definition of Research Active
  • Faculty and School Reviews
  • University Research Centre reviews
  • Performance-based funding from DVC RDI including Compacts and Research Centre annual operating budgets
  • The Employee Development and Review Scheme (EDRS)
  • The inclusion of research outputs data for the purposes of academic promotion

Submitting outputs

All outputs need to be submitted by the first week of April each year to allow for timely processing and verification to meet government reporting deadlines.

During the course of verification, you may be contacted and asked to provide additional supporting materials. Without receipt of additional information outputs may be excluded from the collection and not reported.

Submission to the collection can be made directly to CRO. For assistance with this process visit the CRO information page or contact the Research Office Outputs Team.

Research output categories

The output categories included for the ROC are:

  • A1: Books - authored research (5 points)
  • B1: Book Chapter (1 point)
  • C1: Journal Articles - refereed article in a scholarly journal (1 point)
  • E1: Conference Publications - full written paper refereed (1 point)
  • J10: Creative works (points sliding scale from 0.1 - 5)
  • R: Research report (points sliding scale from 1 – 3)

How points are shared between authors

Point share is always split equally between all authors listed on an output, regardless of their relative 'input' or affiliation.

The exception is book chapters, where points are awarded on a sliding scale that takes into account:

  • the number of chapters in a book
  • the number of chapters an author contributed to
  • how many authors were on each chapter.

The points calculation is made as part of the verification process.

Criteria and verification requirements

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