Research Portal and Researcher Profiles

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Promoting your research and profile

Southern Cross Research Portal Is the institutional repository and provides a platform to showcase our research and researchers and, where possible, provide Open Access to publications.

Included in the repository are our Southern Cross Researcher Profiles. Any current research staff, adjunct, or emeritus can request a profile. Postgraduate research students must have publications and can request a profile.

The Research Portal is the public-facing institutional repository used to promote all types publications and research outputs including those that are not in the reportable publication categories. All publications submitted through the Office of Research via registering your publications process and submissions are automatically published in the Research Portal and added to your Researcher Profile page.

The Research Portal will also automatically harvest publications to your profile from sources such as Web of Science, SCOPUS and publisher platforms.

Research Portal and IRMA: What’s the difference?

IRMA (SCU’s Research Management System) is the internal and external reporting data source. The Research Portal fulfils a complimentary role by providing a public-facing showcase of staff publications and research interests. The Research Portal makes your research publicly discoverable and, in many cases, openly accessible.

For all reportable publication categories, please follow the submission guidelines to register your outputs with All publications registered in IRMA will also be added to the Research Portal.

If you are research-active you should automatically have a profile that you can access and update via the Southern Cross Researcher Profile page.  Sign in at the top right corner of the screen.

Your profile will not be public until you request it. To make your profile public, first, you will need to log in to review the content and edit as necessary. Be sure to upload a recent headshot, update your biography, link your ORCID to enable publications data transfer, and add your research topics. Biographies should be succinct and no more than 200 words in total. If you require assistance updating your Researcher Profile, feel free to contact

If you are approved for Research Supervision by the Graduate School, your biography will also need to made public with specific details included to appear on the Southern Cross 'Find a Supervisor' search. Please note, we are currently working on a structure to more consistently present biographies for this search for the benefit of potential HDR student experience. If you would like to discuss your biography in the context of supervision please contact

Providing accepted manuscripts, sometimes called post-prints, can increase your citations as the full text of your article will be available in the repository on Open Access. This is the final accepted version of your paper, after peer review and before publisher markup. For more information, see the Open Access page. If you want to submit a post-print for an article already in the Research Portal, email it to or login to your profile and retrospectively add it. Research Portal staff will ensure any publisher copyright requirements are met. You can also attach your post-print or accepted manuscript to your submission to the Office of Research along with the publisher version.

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