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UniSC Research Bank

What is UniSC Research Bank?

UniSC Research Bank is an open-access institutional repository. The records of UniSC Research Bank are available on the web to be searched by anyone using the Internet. Where permitted, a link to the full-text publication or to the research output is available for viewing and download.

The purpose of UniSC Research Bank is to showcase and make accessible the research outputs of UniSC researchers to local, national and international communities.  This maximises the impact and potential for citation for individual researchers, as well as highlighting the overall research profile of the University.

UniSC Research Bank is complementary to traditional academic publishing processes – not a replacement. UniSC researchers continue to submit their research to peer-review scholarly journals for publication, however where possible also deposit a copy of their published research in UniSC Research Bank.

What are the benefits for including research in UniSC Research Bank?

For Researchers:

  • Increased exposure of research: UniSC Research Bank will increase the exposure of your research by making it accessible worldwide via the Internet. Research deposited in UniSC Research Bank will experience maximised impact, which can lead to increased citation rates.
  • Indexed by search engines (e.g. Google): Research deposited in UniSC Research Bank will be preferentially indexed by search engines such as Google and Google Scholar, and the National Library of Australia's TROVE. This will result in high rankings of your research in search engine results.
  • A central store for research: UniSC Research Bank will provide you with a central, searchable store for your research. This will enable you to easily keep track of your full-text research publications, assist you in keeping your resume updated, and provide easy access to your full-text research portfolio for colleagues and students.
  • Facilitation of research collaboration: UniSC Research Bank facilitates collaboration by making it easy for researchers to share copies of their work with other researchers in the field.
  • Preservation of research: UniSC Research Bank will ensure your research is securely preserved long term.

For the University:

  • Highlighted research profile: UniSC Research Bank will highlight the research profile of the University by providing a consolidated centralised showcase of the university's research output.
  • Reporting requirements: With advice from the UniSC Office of Research, UniSC Research Bank will provide support in University internal and external reporting requirements.

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How to contribute

All UniSC staff and students, including adjunct staff, are welcome to deposit their research into the UniSC Research Bank. 

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Copyright and open access

Copyright ownership does not change hands when you place material in the repository and so will continue to be retained either by the author/s or the publisher.

With your permission, the full text of the research may be made available through UniSC Research Bank, with the consent of the copyright holder. 

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