Research Repository

The Monash University Research Repository is being developed into three new repositories to better manage the research data and open access publications needs of the University.  These repositories are the most recent developments in research data and open access publication management for the discovery, citation and reuse of research outcomes.

The collections of the former ARROW repository will be progressively moved, with publications going to MyResearch, research data and theses into Figshare, and Library special collections into Monash Collections Online.


All publication records are available through the MyResearch publications portal.  To add open access copies of your book, chapter, article or conference paper to MyResearch please contact the Research Outputs Collection Service for detailed advice.


Research data outputs like, grey literature, working papers, instrument data and many types of image or media files can be securely stored in  Data stored in figshare can be private and privately shared with colleagues, or can be made public and published with a DOI, meeting grant funder guidelines and promoting your research internationally, especially as figshare supports ORCID identifiers.  The interface natively supports the best online presentation of your research files and provides tools to organise your research and share on various research collaboration spaces and social media.  All content is stored locally at the university and comprehensive altmetrics on usage is available.

For more information and a guide on how to start using, visit the data management figshare page.


The figshare service is the online home for Monash University theses.  No change to the standard theses submission requirements are needed and the embargo and restricted access options are supported in figshare.  Open access versions of the theses will gain a significant boost in readership due to the superior online discovery features of figshare, which include a DOI for citation and new altmetrics and access statistics to track the impact of the theses.

More information:
> How to access a thesis
> How to submit a thesis

Monash Collections Online

Monash University Library’s Special Collections are an integral part of the Library, spanning across several genres and mediums. The collections are among the largest in Australasia for Slavic studies, Asian studies, Yiddish language and Jewish studies.

The Library has a strong commitment to digitising these collections to help increase access to these unique, valuable research collections through Monash Collections Online. Most items are free to download and reuse, unless otherwise stated.

Monash Collections Online will also soon be home to virtual exhibitions of our Special Collections material. These exhibitions are curated by the Library’s Special Collection Librarians, in partnership with Monash University Museum of Art and Monash University researchers. These exhibitions are often an accompaniment to physical exhibitions on display in the Library.