Review of Repository Infrastructure

Topics Research


The objective of this project is to determine how improvements to repository infrastructure can be made across the sector to increase the findability, accessibility, interoperability and re-usability (FAIR) of Australian-funded research outputs.


  1. Identify an ideal future state including a review of international initiatives such as OpenAire;
  2. Create a prioritised list of enhancements for findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability.
  3. Seek feedback from CAUL members and other stakeholders;
  4. Lead the implementation of changes in Australia as required.

Timing: The project has concluded (undertaken in 2018).

Project lead: Martin Borchert, UNSW

Team members: Andrew Harrison, Monash; Andrew Heath, UQ; Belinda Tiffen, UTS; Janet Fletcher, VUW; Katrina Dewis, UTas; Maude Frances, UNSW; Virginia Barbour, AOASG; Natasha Simons, ANDS (advisory);


Project Reports

PDF icon CAUL Review of Australian Repository Infrastructure (pdf, 3.27 MB, last modified 22/03/2019)


Senior Research Data Management Specialist at Griffith University
Research Infrastructure Librarian at Monash University
Executive Officer at Australasian Open Access Strategy Group
Manager, Library Repository Services at University of New South Wales
University Librarian at Macquarie University
Senior Librarian (Discovery) at University of Tasmania
National Library of Australia
University Librarian at Victoria University of Wellington


1 August 2018

Work continues on the projects within the CAUL Fair, Affordable and Open Access to Knowledge Program.  This post provides an update on the current status of the four projects as of June 2018. Any questions can be directed to Jill Benn (UWA) the Program Director.

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Last modified 16 March 2020