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Open access and copyright

Open access

DRO contains over 30,000 openly accessible research outputs, theses, and digitised items. These are freely available to anyone in the world and require no payment to access.

To explore the digital exhibitions of our digitised special collection material, visit Fusion.

Deakin University encourages open access and Deakin researchers can learn more about making publications open access in DRO.

Copyright and publishing

Material is made open access in DRO in accordance with publisher licences and policies, Deakin policy, and the Copyright Act 1968.

Queries regarding copyright material in DRO should be directed to

If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please submit a copyright infringement take-down notice form.

Get in touch

Contact the DRO support team for assistance.