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A guide for Higher degree and Early career researchers

This guide provides information about the services and support available for ACU Higher Degree and Early Career researchers at all stages of the research life cycle.

Support for Higher Degree and Early Career researchers

This guide outlines the Library's services and resources for Research by Higher Degree Students and Early Career Researchers. As a RHD student or ECR you are supported by your Librarian who can provide tailored support at all stages of the research life cycle:

BeginningFinding and reviewing literature, creating researcher profiles, identifying funding opportunities;

ManagingData management planning, reference management;

Publishing - Journal selection and publication strategy, archiving and promoting your thesis, depositing open access versions of your publications in ACU Research Bank;

Impact - metric analysis, support for grant applications and RPRPs.

For a detailed listing of the services available, read the Services for Researchers and Higher Degree by Research Students

Advice for Early Career Researchers

Professor Neil Ormerod from ACU's Faculty of Theology and Philosophy gives some advice for early career researchers in the short video below. Or you can watch the full interview  (9:21 minutes) on youtube.

Need some help?

Contact your Librarian - they can assist you.

ACU Research Bank

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ACU Research Bank is ACU's institutional research repository. It serves to collect, preserve, and showcase the research publications and outputs of ACU staff and higher degree students. Where possible and permissible, a full text version of a research output is available as open access.

ACU Research Bank supports the Green Open Access model of OA.  Green Open Access occurs when an author deposits a full-text version of their article in an institutional repository or a subject repository, thereby making it freely available online to readers.


Why deposit your research publications in ACU Research Bank?

  • To increase access - all Research Bank entries are discoverable using Google Scholar
  • To increase research impact - when your work reaches a wider audience, it can often lead to an increase in citations and other impact measures
  • To enable compliance with Funders' Open Access mandates - deposit of the post print version of your article meets the conditions of both Australian and International Open Access funding mandates.
  • To keep track of your work - have access to all of your research outputs wherever you are
  • For ERA reporting - Publication data for the ACU ERA submission is sourced from Research Bank

To deposit the authors accepted manuscript version of your manuscript into Research Bank, contact Library Research Services.