Research Online is Edith Cowan University's institutional repository. It highlights and provides access to the research outputs created by staff and post graduate students at ECU.
Research Online provides open access versions of ECU affiliated publications where possible; ensuring ECU research reaches a wide ranging audience.
A range of outputs by ECU affiliated researchers can be submitted to Research Online, the collection includes:
Information about outputs can be provided in the repository with a link to the published version, but where copyright and licencing arrangements allow the full text is included, allowing Open Access to the research.
Most publishers of journal articles have policies that allow the Author's Accepted Manuscript to be shared on an Institutional Repository, like Research Online, after an embargo period. This is referred to as Green Open Access or Self-Archiving and for this reason it is important that you keep the Author's Accepted Manuscript (AAM) of your publications. More details about the differences between AAMs and the Published Version are below:
Access to your research is improved
Research Online provides all authors with an Author Dashboard, a personalized reporting tool for authors with works published in Digital Commons. It allows easy access to up-to-date information on downloads for a body of work or individual output, as well as global insights into the sources of readership.
It's simple to explore recent data, all-time, or choose a custom date range and to share data with others and export statistics for use in external applications.
While citation metrics record how the research community is interacting with research outputs, alternative metrics like Altmetric and PlumX indicate the impact the output is having within the wider public. By tracking online mentions in a wide range of sources including the news, social media, library holdings etc, alternative metrics can give a more immediate indication of impact than citation data which can take time to become available. Both publishers and Research Online provide sharing and social media tools that can assist with the promotion of research outputs. When discussing research on social media always mention the DOI or URL of the outputs to assist with the capturing of alternative metrics.
Repositories are a safe archival record of your research output. Strict backup and archival protocols are followed to ensure a lasting record of research output at ECU.
Requests for copies of your outputs can be referred to the repository saving you time and effort.
Research datasets can either be made openly available online or access can be mediated via email. For mediated datasets ECU library will require an email address that can be made publicly available online, to which all requests for access will be directed.
You can apply a Creative Commons Licence to your data to stipulate how it can be reused.
Search Research Online for ECU thesis by School
Searching for theses by a School's name may sometimes bring up theses which seem a little displaced - this is due to the fact that historically, your School may have been aligned with different Schools or Faculties in the past.
Accessing the fulltext of ECU theses on Research Online?
- most ECU theses are now available in fulltext
- some authors have restricted the fulltext of their theses to current ECU staff and students (email email@example.com)
- a small minority of authors have totally restricted access to their theses
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