CRIS Upgrade – What’s New?

SGUL’s CRIS (Current Research Information System) will be unavailable between the 16th – 18th September while a major upgrade takes place.

Here’s a preview of how the landing page will look when you log in after the upgrade:

screenshot of new CRIS homepage

What’s new and what’s different?

The interface is refreshed, with improved navigation options showing down the left hand side as well as along the top (1 & 2).

The area on your home page showing ‘Collaborators at SGUL’ now shows as a chord diagram of ‘Co-authorships at SGUL’ (3).

When you click on the link to manage your publications (4), those previously listed as ‘Approved’  are now listed as ‘Mine’, and those previously listed as ‘Declined’ are now listed as ‘Not mine’.

There are options to filter results on the left hand side of your publication lists.

On the individual publication records, where a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is present , an Altmetric badge with score will be shown. Find out more about the Altmetric score and how it is calculated

If the publication record contains a citation from the Web of Science, where there is a citation count for the article, this will be displayed.

The user profile page is improved.

Updated guides will be available following the upgrade via the Help link in the CRIS, and via the Library webpage at:  (SGUL login required to access the guides).

If you have any queries or feedback on the new interface, please contact us via

CRIS Development & Support Team
Information Services

Win an iPod nano by naming our Repository!

dragon toy with an iPod

Later this year, SGUL will be launching its institutional repository. Managed by the Library on behalf of SGUL, the repository will showcase full-text versions and bibliographic records of research created by researchers at St George’s. Most full-text publications will be available in full, to anyone, free of charge (open access) as copyright law and licences allow.

You can take a sneaky-peak at the repository (it’s still under development) at:

Before we officially launch, we need you to help us name our repository!

Suggest a name for the repository, and the SGUL Repository Team will pick the best one. The competition winner will receive an 16GB iPod nano!

Entrants must be:  SGUL Staff member or student.

How to enter:

  • email your suggestion to (only one suggestion per person, please)
  • include your full name, SGUL email address, as well as a contact telephone number with your entry

Closing date:     5pm on 14th September 2012.

(The winner will be announced in the SGUL Newsletter on 24th September.)

Tip: Your suggested name should try to reflect the openness of the content, and that it will contain papers written by St George’s researchers. For details of what other UK higher education institutions have named their repositories, see the OpenDOAR website