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HARC: Helpful Academic Researchers Companion

HARC has been designed to answer the questions researchers ask at every step of the research life cycle

ECU's Open Access Research Datasets


Ask yourself if there are any reasons why your Research Dataset should NOT be made available for other researchers to view or re-use.

If you would like to make your research dataset available for re-use, Research Online also publishes ECU's open access research datasets.

Researchers can choose to
the level of public access to their research dataset:

  • the whole research dataset or part of their dataset
  • dataset available for download or by email request


Research Datasets which are made available for re-use to others through Research Online are:

  • given a DOI - authors can link to the open access research data
  • automatically listed on Research Data Australia  (reuse data for research from over one hundred Australian research organisations, government agencies, and cultural institutions) and
  • automatically listed on Datacite (reuse data from more than 20 countries, includes data centers, libraries, government agencies, research universities and more.) 
  • download statistics will be provided to authors as another indication of the impact of their work.

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