Publications data collection

The University's publications data collection is now an ongoing process, with researchers able to enter their publications via the Research Management Information System (RMIS) at any time, ideally as soon as they are published. Staff pages and data in the RePortal reflect the contents of RMIS. Publications data collection is also crucial for Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) data reporting and for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Researchers are responsible for entering their own publications into RMIS unless other arrangements are established at School level. Assistance may be available through your School. Contact your School Office in the first instance.

New staff commencing at Flinders University must ensure that their previous publications are entered into RMIS, with the author selected as 'external'. Publications subsequently entered while a staff member at Flinders University are entered with the author selected as 'internal'.

The Publication Categories Criteria Handbook (DOC 107KB) defines each category of research publication for HERDC and Flinders University.  Use this handbook to determine the category of the publication before you enter its details into the RMIS.

It is also useful to determine the Fields of Research (FOR) code prior to entering your publication into RMIS. Fields of Research Codes can be found on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.