Using the Library – Research
The University Library offers a range of services and resources to support your research.
We’re here to help you manage your research data and publications, build your research profile, access high-quality research collections, and provide advice on measures of research impact, complex search strategies and scholarly publishing.
UWA Profiles and Research Repository
The UWA Profiles and Research Repository provides an open access platform to capture, store, index and distribute globally a wide range of research outputs and engagement produced by the University's researchers. It supports UWA researchers to comply with funder Open Access mandates and the University's Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) submissions.
The UWA Profiles and Research Repository also contains staff profiles for current UWA professional and academic staff.
It provides information about research and teaching activities, as well as outputs, and enables the dissemination of research, activities and achievements to potential researchers, collaborators, students, industry partners and the wider community.
Higher Degree by Research students can also apply for a profile.
Login to the UWA Profiles and Research Repository to edit and update your staff or student profile.
See our self-guided program Polish Your Profile to enhance and update your UWA Profile.
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
The UWA Code of Conduct for the Responsible Practice of Research requires authors to include their ORCID® in publications and to ensure that their ORCID iD is linked to their profile in the UWA Profiles and Research Repository.
The UWA Code of Conduct for the Responsible Practice of Research requires that all staff and students employed by, or enrolled at, the University (including Honorary and Adjunct staff) are to include the 'University of Western Australia' in their publication byline. Information regarding the University byline and how to affiliate correctly can be found in the University Profiles and Research Repository.
Managing research data, publications and profiles
Open Access (OA)
Publishing open access provides free and immediate online access to the results of publicly funded scholarly research, and the right to use and reuse research results. It also helps fulfil open access mandates, and can increase the reach of your research and enhance your research reputation.
Research data management
The Library can assist you with research data management, including your data management plans, storage, sharing and publishing. Your datasets can be added to the UWA Profiles and Research Repository.
Measuring research impact and managing research profiles
Consult our Citations, Altmetrics and Researcher Profiles Survival Guide for a comprehensive overview of measures of research impact, and setting up and managing research profiles.
The Library can help you find theses, obtain copies and submit your thesis to the UWA Profiles and Research Repository.
Copyright support for research
The Library can provide you with advice regarding the use of copyright material for your research and publication. There are also special copyright considerations required when submitting items to the UWA Profiles and Research Repository.
Improving your skills
Library Research Support Program
Explore our program of workshops and seminars.Library Research Support Program
Library Survival Guides for researchers
See our self-help guides on research-related topics.Survival guides
UWA Researcher Training Framework
Identify and develop skills for your projects and career aspirations.UWA Researcher Training Framework