Publication Management @ UOW
RIS (Research Information System) and RO (Research Online)
The Research Information System (RIS) and Research Online (RO) are UOW systems for collecting, reporting and discovery of the research outputs of the University.
The Research Information System (RIS) is used to record and maintain all UOW scholarly publications in a central repository. The University uses RIS to report research activity to the Department of Education through the annual Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) process. Using the HERDC Specifications as a guide, all publications entered into the RIS system are individually assessed by UOW Library staff to determine their HERDC status. Data for Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) is also derived from the records entered into RIS. Through these bodies, the publications recorded in RIS contribute to University funding.
Research publication data entered into RIS will be deposited by the Library into Research Online, the University’s institutional repository. In line with UOW's Open Access Policy, Research Online promotes UOW research to a global audience, ensuring publications are discoverable and ranked highly in Google search results.