Uploading outputs on the Research Outcomes System
ESRC grant holders manage their grants online. This includes uploading research outputs to the research catalogue via the RCUK Research Outcomes System (ROS).
Logging in to ROS
Log in to the Research Outcomes System (ROS) using your Je-S username and password.
If you are a principal investigator and want co-applicants or other grant administrators to have access to your grant(s) so they can upload outcome information too, you can do this using the 'Manage Delegates' feature at the top right when logged in.
What kind of outputs can I upload?
There are over 50 different types of output that you can upload onto your grant page. These range from journal articles and books to committees and networks.
If you're unsure which template to use for uploading your outputs, you should contact ROS support.
Advice on uploading outputs
We have produced a guide to bulk uploading outputs (PDF, 126Kb) using the spreadsheet template. More guidance on uploading outputs is available on the ROS website.
Is full text needed?
You must deposit full text for any scholarly articles arising from grants awarded as a result of applications made on or after 1 October 2006. We strongly encourage you to deposit full text of all outputs, regardless of type or date.
Is an output without full text worth uploading?
As part of your contractual agreement, ESRC expects that you upload details of any outputs resulting from your grant.
In many cases, we also mandate full text and strongly encourage it in all cases where possible. If you're not sure in the case of pre-print journal articles, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1 October 2006 it has been mandatory for grant holders to deposit full text versions of journal articles and conference proceedings. To check whether this applies to your grant or output, refer to the quick reference decision tree (PDF, 40Kb). You can also learn more about the ESRC's Open Access policy.
How can I find out about my publisher's copyright policy?
You can find publishers' copyright agreements on the SHERPA website.