Research Repository

RMIT University's open access publications and data repository, managed by the University Library.

New software coming for the Research Repository

As part of Project MODERN, RMIT's Research Repository will be co-located with the University's research data outputs in the existing Figshare platform. This new combined repository will be known as the Research Repository and its purpose will be to provide open access availability for all types of research outputs.

The interface will change, but the Research Repository's name and its purpose remain.

Existing Figshare User? Once the Research Repository has been moved to Figshare, we anticipate that you will still be able to log in and add research data records.

RMIT Elements

Academic staff can now access RMIT Elements, the new research management system which replaces ResearchMaster for publications reporting and impact measurement. Researchers can check and confirm their publications and start building their profile..

For further information, please see the Project Modern Sharepoint site.

About the Research Repository

The Research Repository is a collection of peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed research outputs, publications, non-traditional research outputs, theses, datasets and open education resources produced by RMIT University researchers, including Higher Degree by Research candidates.

This includes records for Books, Book chapters, Commissioned Reports, Conference Papers, Creative Works, Journal Articles, Datasets, Open Educational Resources, 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 theses are supplied to the Research Repository by the School of Graduate Research.

The Creative Works collection covers the years 2003 onwards. These have been made available open access where possible.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that Research Repository records and associated files may contain the images, voices or names of people who have passed away. Some records and associated files may include language or views reflective of the values held at the time of production and which are now no longer considered appropriate. They are provided in a historical context only. These views are not representative of those held by the Research Repository team or that of the RMIT University Library.


Search the Repository

Browse by fields of research, search for RMIT University theses, and locate open access resources.

Do you have an ORCID ID?

An ORCID ID is a unique identifier that will draw together your different research outputs, greatly enhancing the visibility of your research. It will also support accurate identification and collection of your publication records for the university and the Research Repository. You will need to register to get an ORCID ID. For further information and help with registering, go to Researcher profiles and ORCID guide.

Managing your research data

Find out how to make the data collected for your research project publicly available, and learn how to collect, store, share and promote your research data.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Research Repository administrators can set embargo dates on attached files which allow for automatic release once the embargo has expired.

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

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

The Research Repository:

  • provides you with a free and easy solution to store and share research outputs and research data with the global community,
  • makes your research outputs and research data to be more easily discoverable by the scholarly community and prospective research partners
  • contributes to greater recognition of research activity at RMIT University.

The Research Repository's content will be indexed by searching Google, Google Scholar, Trove, Research Data Australia and our LibrarySearch. This will make your research outputs accessible to RMIT, Australian, and international communities.

Check first if the Library has access to these publications using LibrarySearch. Log in for full access.

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

By submitting, you agree to the following:

As set out in RMIT’s Open Scholarship Policy and Open Scholarly Works Dissemination Procedure, RMIT Researchers can submit the open access file of their scholarly works to RMIT’s Institutional Repository as soon as possible after publication, or after the set embargo period.

By submitting your scholarly works in this way you grant RMIT a perpetual, royalty free, world-wide, non-exclusive license to RMIT to store and to make it permanently available in RMIT’s Institutional Repository.

You can request to have it removed from the Repository at any time for any reason: contact

Contact details

RMIT University Library
PO Box 2476
Melbourne VIC 3001

Tel. +61 3 9925 2310

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.