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New! Automatically assigned FoRs
Posted Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 08:50:26 EST by Michelle Watson

Elements now has a new feature - the automatic assignment of Field of Research (FoR) codes for some publications.

This new feature will make workflows more efficient, and mean that publications are viewable in DRO and Find a Researcher more quickly.

To find out more, check out the new Help page.

Did you know?
Posted Fri, 21 Mar 2014, 14:13:58 EST by Allison Moloney
The average number of page views in DRO is 78,541 per month.
ARC grant application data management guidelines
Posted Wed, 05 Mar 2014, 13:23:37 EST by Allison Moloney
The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) has just released a useful guide for completing the new data management planning section of ARC grant (Discovery; Linkage) applications.
NH&MRC funding compliance for publications
Posted Wed, 05 Mar 2014, 13:24:30 EST by Allison Moloney
For all researchers who have an obligation to comply with NH&MRC funding mandates for depositing research output in an open access repository, we would like to advise that DRO staff will, on deposit of research in DRO, perform extensive checking of publisher permissions and embargoes to assist in complying with this mandate. Please ensure you have signed a DRO deposit agreement (a one off agreement) and provided a post print (accepted manuscript following peer review) of your research, as most publishers will allow open access to this version of your work. Please contact Robyn Collis for further DRO open access information and assistance or Bronwyn Hicks for advice on signing publishers agreements.
DRO over 1.2 million downloads
Posted Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 10:04:14 EST by Allison Moloney
DRO has reached 1,279,669 downloads and is moving towards 10 million record views. The download count has risen dramatically in 2012 and 2013 which can be attributed to the vast increase in the number of openly accessible items in the repository.
DRO 8475 Open Access items
Posted Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 09:35:56 EST by Allison Moloney
The number of openly accessible research output items continues to go from strength to strength, made possible through DRO. Open access items increased from 7209 in July 2013 to 8475 as of 10 January 2014. Open Access is the concept that research should be freely available online for anyone to access, in particular access to publicly funded research, which allows for greater and more effective dissemination and discoverability, leading to increased citation counts. DRO staff will continue to focus on open access to ensure that the University’s research community benefits from increased citation counts and improved impact of the research.
Need guidance on Open Access?
Posted Mon, 17 Jun 2013, 09:57:32 EST by Allison Moloney
This easy to use resource outlines the core components of open access (e.g., reader rights, reuse rights, copyrights, author posting rights, etc.) across the continuum from “open access” to “restricted access”. Its aim is to help authors make informed decisions on where to publish based on journal policies. Please use, re-use and pass along! Provided by SPARC for Open Access Week 2012
Researchers register on ORCID
Posted Tue, 06 Nov 2012, 09:57:43 EST by Robyn Collis
ORCID Open Researcher and Contributor ID initiative, has launched today and can now be used by researchers to create a profile and ID for themselves. More details can be found here and registration here.
Consider open access <a href=""><img border="0" src="/dro/images/application_pdf.png" alt="Deakin Research Online Institutional Repository Deposit Agreement" /></a>
Posted Thu, 26 Jun 2014, 14:35:35 EST by Joseph Heaphey
Open access promotes the sharing of information globally, which benefits researchers, institutions and the wider community.

Deakin Research Online (DRO) encourages all Deakin researchers to consider open access. For researchers, open access to their work offers them increased visibility, usage, and citation for their work. As well as storing research outputs DRO stores metadata describing the research. This metadata adheres to international standards that permits the exposure of the research data to a range of discovery tools like Google and TROVE, which allows for improved accessibility.

DRO staff check all material added to the repository to ensure it meets publisher or copyright owner requirements. To take advantage of this service please sign a DRO Deposit Agreement. The agreement is a non exclusive licence which gives DRO the ability and responsibility to store and communicate your publications. Of course you still retain the rights to your work as copyright owner.

To submit your Deposit Agreement or make an inquiry please contact DRO

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact