Managing your research data

Intellectual property requirements

When you publish or present your research and research outcomes, you must ensure potential intellectual property is identified and protected if required. Find out more about intellectual property. For assistance please contact Innovation & Commercialisation on (03) 9479 5134

Changes to open access requirements

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and The Australian Research Council (ARC) have revised their policies on the Dissemination of Research Findings. As of 1 July 2012, publications arising from NHMRC-supported research must be deposited in an open access institutional repository within 12 months of publication.

For the ARC Open Access Policy this requirement took effect from 1 January 2013. The ARC now requires that any publications arising from an ARC-supported research project must be deposited in an open access institutional repository within 12 months from the date of publication.

The new requirements will be incorporated into all new Funding Rules and Agreements released by the NHMRC and ARC after their respective implementation dates and do not apply retrospectively.

Read the guidelines

Making your research available

La Trobe University adheres to copyright restrictions placed on scholarly materials by authors and publishers. Library staff check the publisher policies for submitted materials and if allowed, these articles will be made freely available under open access conditions through Research Online and global search engines such as Google.

You are invited to submit Accepted Versions (final peer reviewed and corrected versions) of papers that have been published or accepted for publication. Generally, copyright restrictions mean we cannot make the Publisher Version (publishers' PDFs) of articles available.