Australian universities are required to report all research publications by researchers within their organisation every year as part of the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC). Publications data is also reported for the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, and informs funding for the universities in the following year.
Publications Collection Processes
At the University of Melbourne, publications coordinators in each department/centre are responsible for coordinating the collection of publications by researchers in that department/centre. Publications are entered into Themis via the Publications Workbench. Melbourne Research coordinates the overall collection and audit of publications data entered in Themis, as well as providing support and training. Further information about the publications collection for researchers and publications coordinators is available on the Melbourne Research website.
- Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences Publications Coordinators
- Information about collecting Publications data and entry in Themis
- Publications Classification Guidelines
Consistent attribution of the University of Melbourne is important for accurate collection of publications data, and can significantly speed up Themis publications entry processes. The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences recommends researchers refer to the Faculty's guide to author affiliation.
Further supporting materials for staff are available on the Faculty Intranet.