Research Newsletter


The Higher Education Research Publications Collection (HERDC) is now underway and all publications with a publication year of 2015 are currently being verified and assessed by the Library.

The Library Collection staff have requested all staff who have had publications in 2015 to please log into NURO and check the following:

  1. Claim any of your 2015 pending publications harvested from the databases
  2. Manually add any other publications published in 2015, ensuring you add all internal co-authors
  3. Check for messages from Library staff requesting additional information and upload any required documentation into NURO
    HERDC > My Nominations > Publications Requiring Attention

Please ensure that all 2015 publications are either claimed, or manually entered into NURO within the next few days to enable the Library to complete verification and assessment.

Verification and Assessment

Library staff will assess and categorise each 2015 publication based on the data in NURO.  For publications where the full-text is available online and verification of peer review can be made online or via the ERA 2015 Journal List, no further information is required. Requests for further information are sent to you via the NURO system and you need to login to NURO to check if any further information has been requested by the Library (see Step 3).

Help using NURO is available within the NURO system (click on the Help tab) and academic staff can contact their Faculty Librarian for assistance in using NURO

Thank you to all researchers who have already logged in to NURO and claimed or added their 2015 publications.

Grant Rounds Currently Open

Churchill Fellowships

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Churchill Fellowships are currently open. Churchill Fellowships provide the opportunity to travel internationally to conduct research in order to bring back knowledge, experience, ideas and innovation.

Further details can be found at: Please note the Internal University of Newcastle Research Office closing date is 8 May 2016.

Upcoming Conferences

FACE (Forum for Access and Continuing Education) Annual Conference

Queens University Belfast, 29 June-1 July 2016


Pan Pacific, Perth 29 June-2 July 2016.

Submissions close 8 February 2016.


The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle 4-7 July 2016


Unitec Institute of Technology, Mt Albert, Auckland, 1-2 December 2016