Search the Research Repository

The Research Repository is a collection of peer-reviewed research outputs and publications produced by RMIT University researchers, including Higher Degree by Research candidates.

It includes records for Books, Book chapters, Commissioned Reports, Conference Papers, Creative Works, Journal Articles, Masters by Research theses, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) theses and Professional Doctorate theses. 

Most theses date from 2006, however older Masters by Research and PhD theses are available where the author has provided consent. The Creative Works collection covers the years 2003-2008. The full-text of all research outputs are available open access where possible.

With the exception of the theses, the Research Repository sources its publication records from those reported and verified for the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) scheme.

The theses are supplied to the Research Repository by the School of Graduate Research.

Frequently Asked Questions

Esploro is a next-generation open access publishing platform for researchers to store, manage and share research publications output and is the new application solution for the RMIT Research Repository. Future integration and development of the application will deliver a seamless means for researchers to update and publish their research publications and profile their research activities to the world.
The existing repository is at end of life and will be decommissioned. All Research Repository records and open access full text/files held in the existing repository have been migrated to the new Research Repository.

RMIT Repository administrators have rights to contribute content. All active RMIT University researchers are encouraged to submit their published research outputs for ERA inclusion. Once submitted, a record of the research output will be available in the new Repository.

The Research Repository also includes published works authored by Higher Degree by Research candidates who have published with an RMIT University affiliation.

Step 1: Report your publications for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) via the Researcher Portal (login required). This will ensure a record for your publication is added to the Research Repository.

Step 2: After reporting your research outputs for ERA, send a copy of the accepted manuscript version of your output to

Most publishers permit the 'accepted manuscript' version to be made available open access via the Research Repository. The accepted manuscript is the final author- created, peer-reviewed version which was accepted for publication.

Research Repository staff will get back to you if any further information is required.

Open access publishing, the sharing of published research output with the global research community, maximises the visibility of your research and increases possibilities for new research collaborations.

Open access publishing provides a way of showcasing your research activities and your most important publications to an unlimited international audience.

Yes, Research Repository administrators can set embargo dates on attached files which allow for automatic release once the embargo has expired.
Yes, the Research Repository is indexed by Google, Google Scholar, Trove and OAIster, so your research publications can be accessed by millions of readers around the world.

The Research Repository:

  • provides RMIT researchers with a free and easy solution to store and share research publications with the global community,
  • enables published research output to be more easily discoverable by the scholarly community, prospective research partners,
  • and contributes to greater recognition of research activity at the RMIT.

Yes. To limit your search to publications with open access documents only, simply select the 'Open Access' option from the pull-down menu in the Repository's main search bar. Please note, this option is not available in a search bar at the top of this page.

If you are using the Advanced Search, select the 'Open Access' option from the 'Search Profile' pull down menu.

Check first if the Library has access to these publications. Simply log in to LibrarySearch and search for your item/s. 

Important tip: Don't select records that show 'RMIT Research Repository' in the 'Record source' field.

If you can't find them in LibrarySearch, you may need to place a request with the Document Delivery service.

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Tel. +61 3 9925 2310

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