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Open Access

Your guide to making your research outputs FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reuseable).

Open Access Repository (OAR) - optimising research visibility

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The University's Open Access Repository (OAR) is the central online location for making research outputs visible for worldwide discovery and access. 

The OAR can provide information about impact.  Statistics, including Altmetrics and monthly downloads, are included on research output records in the OAR. 

The following item types are submitted on your behalf into the OAR:

  • ERA-eligible research outputs submitted via WARP (Web Access Research Portal)
  • Higher Degree by Research theses

Researchers and staff are encouraged to self-deposit grey literature and other works in the OAR if this will not affect their publishing strategy, . 

The OAR is managed by the Library and provides researchers with a Green Open Access route for their outputs, complying with the University's Open Access Policy and Australian funder requirements.  The Library performs copyright assessment on material submitted to the OAR to ensure compliance with publishers' polices.

What can I find in the OAR?

You will find University of Tasmania research outputs including

  • ERA*-eligible published research outputs, since January 2017, that you have submitted via WARP
  • Higher Degree Research theses submitted via the University's Graduate Research Office
  • self-deposited:
    • grey literature (unpublished) outputs 
    • First Class Honours and coursework Masters theses 
    • published research outputs submitted to WARP prior to January 2017 

You will also find open items from our University Library Special and Rare Collections

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