Want to add records for your Commissioned Reports to the RMIT Research Repository? It's easy, just follow the 2 steps below.
1. Click on the link below and complete the Commissioned Reports (DOC 52kb) form to report it for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).
2. Send your completed Commissioned Reports (DOC 52kb) form to email@example.com
A repository record will be created when verification of your Commissioned Report is complete.
As from late 2010, all digitised RMIT Phd, Masters and Professional Doctorate theses have been available from the RMIT Research Repository. Theses date from approximately 2006 and include the full-text of the completed thesis and a summary of its content.
To see theses currently in the repository, click on this link
Click here to access the author Deposit Agreement and Guide. This double-sided document provides further information about the depositing process on one side and the Deposit Agreement on the other. This form can be filled out and returned to repository staff at any time.
Step 1. Report all of your research outputs for inclusion in HERDC to the staff in Research and Innovation. This will ensure that a record for your research outputs will appear in the repository. For information about how to report your publications for HERDC, see this link: http://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/research/publishing This step is entirely managed by staff in Research and Innovation.
Step 2. After reporting your research outputs for inclusion in HERDC, send the repository (at the firstname.lastname@example.org email address) a copy of the 'accepted manuscript' version of your output. The 'accepted manuscript' version is defined as:
The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted version for publication.
The accepted manuscript is not the published version. While it has been refereed and edited, it won't have any publisher logos or other formatting done to it.
Please note: RMIT Research Repository staff are required to adhere to the policies individual publishers have set down regarding what versions can be legally placed in the repository. We are thus the ones responsible for checking these policies. It is not expected that researchers will do this step themselves. The only requirement for researchers is that they provide the 'accepted manuscript' version, that is the one that fits the above definition.
Step 3. Wait for repository staff to respond. We will send you a copy of the author Deposit Agreement and Guide (if you have not already signed one) and will assess the publication you have sent to the repository to confirm it's compliance with publisher policy (i.e. that it is an 'accepted manuscript'). Once this is done and the repository has received the completed Author Deposit agreement, we can then upload the 'accepted manuscript' to it's repository record. Repository staff will send out a link so the researcher can view it in the repository for themselves.
For further information and help, please contact:
Coordinator, RMIT Research Repository
Phone: +61 3 9925 2310
Fax: +61 3 9663 3047
RMIT Research Repository
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne VIC 3000