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Reporting your research publications

Deakin uses Elements to deposit research data into Deakin Research Online (DRO).

Elements help documentation, and links to training session registration, are also available via the publications wiki. We encourage you to attend the training sessions when available.

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How Elements works

Using appropriate search terms, Elements harvests researchers' publications from external databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, and Repec, and notifies them of any new publications found.

How to process your publications

Researchers are requested to 'claim' publications they authored (reject others) and upload and add the full-text document if not already attached. (Usually this will be done by the first author to claim the publication). You should also add FOR codes, SEO codes, school and or SRC to each publication you claim.

Researchers have the option to delegate management of their publications within Elements to an appropriate staff member (usually your RA or administrative support).

Please note it is important that you only claim publications that belong to you, and that you upload the publication. If the publication is not uploaded, you will receive an email requesting you to upload it and this will cause delays in processing and displaying your research outputs.

Manual entry and processing

Some publications, mainly conference papers, books, and research reports, may not be found by the data searches and will require manual entry. If you provide a copy of the publication to the Faculty with appropriate information, we will enter these articles for you. These will be uploaded to the site once we have reduced the current backlog of publications.

Email a copy of the publication and supporting information (author affiliations, publishing details, cover to introduction, and conference details to health-ethics@deakin.edu.au.

Research reports

You can search the University's publication and reports in DRO, and 'Find a Researcher'.

Peer reviewed journal articles, peer reviewed conference papers, research books, book chapters and research reports should be entered into Elements for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) and ERA. Please note that DRO holds record for all publications that have been entered, while Find a Researcher currently only displays research books, book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles and full conference papers (A1, B1, C1, and E1.

The annual Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC), measures research output, in order to calculate part of the funding for research awarded to each institution. Deakin Research Online (DRO) makes Deakin's research highly visible and accessible through a global network of services such as OAIster, ARROW, Google Scholar and Internet search engines. All research publications that are entered into Elements will appear in DRO, where open access to full text versions can be made possible in most instances.

Deakin also collects publication data in many additional non-HERC categories. You can also enter these into Elements.

View the Research Services Publications Forms and Guidelines.


Please direct any queries to a staff member below.

Steven Sawyer
Manager, Research
Faculty of Health Research & HDR Support
Melbourne, Burwood Campus
Phone 03 925 1717


Dr Barbara Lavelle
Senior Research Administrative Officer
Telephone (03) 9244 6216

Ms Kerrie Lawrence
Administrative Officer
Telephone (03) 9251 7174

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