Launch of the NURO research publications system
The University's new research publications management system, NURO, will be available to researchers from mid-October. NURO will replace Callista and Research Portfolio Manager (RPM) as a single point of entry for all research publications. RPM will continue to be used for ERA related activities and management of web profiles. Publications data from both systems has been migrated into NURO and Library and Research Services are currently working in the system.
NURO uses the Symplectic Elements system to harvest publications automatically from the Web of Science, Scopus and PubMed databases. When the system finds potential publications, researchers receive an email alert, asking them to claim or reject the publications. Researchers will also be able to manually enter those publications not found in the databases. Once a publication is entered or claimed it will appear on a researchers' online profile, with no need to wait for HERDC verification.
Library staff will continue to manage the annual Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC), with researchers nominating their publications within NURO. For most full-text publications available online via library subscriptions, we will no longer collect copies of publications.
Other features of the new system include:
- Export of up to date publication lists in various formats for inclusion in grant, funding or promotion applications.
- Upload of Endnote, Reference Manager and Bibtex libraries of publications.
- Inclusion of bibliometric data such as journal rankings, impact factors, article citations, h-indices and Altmetrics scores.
- Real-time publications reporting and statistics in a range of formats.
The NURO Project Team is visiting Schools throughout October to demonstrate the system to researchers. If you would like to organise an information session please contact Richard Maher on 4921 7264 or Lisa Ogle on 4921 5828.
Further information about NURO is available at http://libguides.newcastle.edu.au/research-publications