Research Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

The 2018 Professional Development Calendar is available:

Five Minute Research Pitch at CSU in October – Get ready!

CSU is entering the 5RP competition for the third consecutive year. Researchers deliver a FIVE minute presentation of their current or recently completed research with the aid of THREE PowerPoint slides.

The competition is open to Level A, B, and C academics, provided they have an employment contract (continuing or fixed-term) current at the time of the national finals (19 November in Brisbane).

The competition is designed to showcase recent research projects. Research presented must be current, meaning either in the process of being completed or published in 2017 or 2018, and will be judged against the six criteria detailed in part six of the guidelines.

CSU internal institutional finals for groupings on the week of 15 October 2018.

Group One – Sciences and Health – (Biological Sciences and Biotechnology; Health and Medical Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics; and Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences)

Group Two – Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences – (Humanities and Creative Arts; Education, Social and Behavioural Sciences; Law; and Business, Commerce and Economics)

Registrations will open in the first week of September, but if you’d like information about the rules or eligibility, please contact your Faculty Research Liaison Officer, Kerry Madden –

Public Lecture: From Nagle to Now – 40 Years of Prison Reform & Rehabilitation

The Centre for Law and Justice, sponsored by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC), invites you to a keystone event of the Charles Sturt University 2018 Law Residential School on Thursday 23 August 2018, Bathurst campus, 5pm – 9pm.

A free Public Lecture and Q&A Panel will explore the legacy of the Nagle Royal Commission into NSW Prisons, which was established following Bathurst Gaol Riots of the late 1970s.

For more information please visit

justice/events or contact Keegan Jacobson (02) 6338 4061

Creating Impact for Research through Social Media Engagement

Being held on 9th August, this is a seminar that every researcher from any discipline must come a

long to if they want to maximise impact for their research. It will explain a unique strategy to generate impact through the creative use of social media by researchers. How to set up a soc

ial media network to create impact for research, how to identify and attract new users and how to include them as well as how to conduct your network to keep your users engaged with your research.

Assoc Professor Paul Willis is the former Director of the Royal Institution of Australia, presenter on ABC TV’s Catalyst program, palaeontologist and career science communicator.  His life has centred around telling stories for science including a career in science communications where he has appeared on television across the country with the ABC, particularly the TV science program Catalyst. He is also currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in Palaeontology at Flinders University.

To register please see the PD calendar –

New 2018 Code for Responsible Conduct of Research

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC), and Universities Australia have together recently announced the release of the revised Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the 2018 Code) and the Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Code, 2018 (the Investigation Guide).

The 2018 Code will be supported by a series of guides for researchers and institutions that provide further detailed advice on a range of integrity matters such as authorship, data collection and management and collaborative research arrangements.

The Investigation Guide will help institutions to identify breaches of the 2018 Code, determine necessary corrective actions, and will promote greater consistency in the research sector for managing any departures from the principles of responsible research conduct.

Staff are encouraged to become familiar with the 2018 Code and Investigation Guide as soon as possible as Sector-wide adoption of the code and implementation of requirements is expected by 1 July 2019.

The Ethics and Compliance Unit within the Office of the DVC RDI will work closely with the Division of Human Resources to ensure that CSU policies and processes align with the code and will continue to communicate relevant information and requirements in the coming months.

More information regarding the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 and the Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Code, 2018 be found at the following links:

More information regarding the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 and the Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Code, 2018 can be by following the links.

Library Lines

This month’s column is about ORCiD and CRO


What is an ORCiD profile?

An ORCiD profile is a good way to gather any existing profile information you may have in the one place.  It can include your CRO profile, Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar and any other profiles that you may have created.

When creating your ORCiD profile add the information that you want to be discoverable, for example add a biography, information on your education, grants, funding and employment.  Many of your publications can be harvested from other sites, including Researcher ID and Scopus Author ID, and you also have the option of entering your information manually.

Why have an ORCiD profile?

Your ORCiD profile is a persistent digital identifier, it is unique to you. It can help make your work more discoverable and it can help with collaborations.

All researchers applying for funding are encouraged by the NHMRC and ARC to have an ORCiD identifier.

ORCiD does not provide citation metrics, but it will give you the option of adding links to profiles that do.

Want to know more, or get help to set one up?

You can find out more information on ORCiD on their website, or if you would like some help setting one up, contact one of your Library Faculty Liaison team.


A benefit of having an ORCiD profile and linking it to your CRO profile, is that anything that is added to your CRO profile will be added to your ORCiD profile automatically.

There is a ‘How to’ video that demonstrates how to link your ORCiD profile, or you can chat to one of the Library Faculty Liaison team.

So by having an ORCiD profile and keeping your publications up to date in CRO, you are compiling a complete list of publications that are discoverable by peers, researchers and the public.

You can find out more information about CRO and ORCiD and other researcher profiles in our Researcher Profile library guide.