About ACEReSearch

ACEReSearch is a repository bringing together all ACER's public research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research. It is maintained by the Cunningham Library.

Access to print-only publications

For items only available in print, search the Cunningham Library catalogue or contact . To purchase ACER publications, search ACER Press or contact . For more information about ACER's areas of research and research capability go to ACER Research.

ACER researcher profiles

ACER staff use Selected Works as a vehicle for disseminating working papers, reports and conference papers, as well as presentations, theses, and other works not published elsewhere.



ACER places research in the ACEReSearch repository to ensure it can be readily accessed and read. Copyright for work in the repository rests with the Australian Council for Educational Research, unless stated otherwise on the document or its metadata page.

Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under, the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and similar legislation which applies in your location, and except as expressly authorised by these terms and conditions, YOU MAY NOT in any form or by any means adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of ACER web sites; or commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of ACER websites without ACER’s written permission or, in the case of third party material, from the owner of the copyright in that material.

Requests for permission to reproduce, store in a retrieval system or transmit this content in any form should be made to .


The following collection policy statements follows the standard form of the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR).

Metadata Policy

for information describing items in the repository
  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes provided:
    • the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given
    • ACER ReSearch is mentioned
  3. The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.
  4. For more information, please see webpage: http://research.acer.edu.au/about.html

Data Policy

for full-text and other full data items
  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. All full items are individually tagged with differing rights permissions and conditions.

Content Policy

for types of document & data set held
  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.
  2. ACER ReSearch holds all types of materials.
  3. Deposited items may include:
    • working drafts
    • submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
    • accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
    • published versions (publisher-created files)
  4. Items are individually tagged with their publication status.
  5. Principal Languages: English

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright
  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members of the institution, or their delegated agents.
  2. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of ACER ReSearch, valid layout & format, and the exclusion of spam
  3. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is checked by internal subject specialists.
  4. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
  5. If ACER ReSearch receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. ACER ReSearch will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
  3. ACER ReSearch regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
  5. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • Falsified research
  6. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  7. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
  8. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
    • The item's persistent URL will always link to the latest version.
  9. In the event of ACER ReSearch being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.