It is a requirement for graduation that Higher Degree Research candidate's submit a digital copy of their thesis to CRO.
Steps to adding your thesis to CRO [.PDF]
Your thesis consisting solely of your new research findings, data and references to literature, will be reviewed by CRO staff after submission, and will be made Open Access, with the exception of partly or fully restricted Theses.
Note:To ensure copyright compliance of all OA material submitted to CRO, submissions are checked before they are made public. This means there is a delay of one working day.
According to the Charles Sturt University Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Policy the thesis may include your own previously published material, creative or artistic components, software, codes, models and appendices. Schedule 3 of this policy describes different formats available for a thesis, including that of a ‘Thesis by Publication’ and ‘Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication’.
For more information on including your previous publications in your Thesis, while maintaining Open Access conditions, see the section on adding article manuscripts in Adding content to CRO Repository (Below)
As well as the Publication Information (the title and other details about your thesis), you should include the following:
Thesis Information including the Award date and the Qualification.
Supervisors. Use the Add Person to add your Supervisors, then add their Organisational Units or External Organisation for your external supervisors
Electronic Version(s) and related files and links. Select to Upload the electronic version.
Add your thesis file, then select an option for :
Document Version. Select the final accepted version from the list
Access to electronic version select the appropriate access for your thesis. Access will also depend on whether your thesis content includes any of your prior publications, and having the permission of your Journal publishers. In those cases you should also be submitting the file version of their permission letters.
If you have included the Creative Commons symbols on the front page of your thesis for one of these licence types, select as appropriate. If you have not displayed these Creative Commons symbols select Other or Unspecified.
As a Charles Sturt University Researcher you can make your work Open Access through the Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) repository
CRO support staff will make your work available in CRO by:
Charles Sturt University Researchers can also publish in open access journals.