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Submitting your thesis to the Research Outputs Repository

Research degree students must submit a final digital copy of their thesis to Student and Academic Services.

After the degree has been conferred, a copy of your thesis will be sent to the Library to be made available in the Research Outputs Repository.

An author consent form will need to be completed where completing students are asked to give their consent to making their digital thesis openly available.


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Benefits of sharing your thesis

Some of the benefits:
Enhanced reputation of the author, and their unit / research centre.
Enhanced research impact and dissemination.
Increased research citation.
Increased accessibility to research.
Increased community engagement with research.
Allows researchers to build on existing knowledge.

The Research Outputs Repository is regularly harvested by the National Library of Australia's Trove service. The repository is also indexed by Google, OAIster and OpenDOAR.

Social media is also a good way to share your research. Find out more here:

What about other types of theses?

The Library will include other thesis types only if they are recommended by senior researchers and meet one of the following criteria: 

  • An Academic requests that the work is held as an exemplar.
  • The work relates to major research projects of the University.
  • The work relates to the history or development of the University.
  • The work relates to South Australia as part of the University's community mission.

In all instances the Library will only accept a digital copy of the work. 

These may include: 

  • Honours and final year projects
  • Coursework professional doctorates
  • Masters by coursework

For further information contact Ask the Library.