Thesis submission - Graduate Research degrees

Current PhD, Doctorate and Masters Research students are required to submit a digital copy of their thesis to Minerva Access via the Thesis Examination System (TES).

Detailed information on thesis requirements, embargoes and copyright is available at My thesis in the Library.

Thesis submission - Honours and Masters Coursework degrees

Honours and Masters Coursework students are welcome to submit their completed thesis to the Minerva Access repository. Some  Schools or Departments may require you to do so.

Deposit your thesis into Minerva Access

  1. Login to Minerva Access submissions
  2. Select University of Melbourne username and password option (this must be your student username not your email address)
  3. Browse to locate and select your primary Faculty > Department/School’s Theses collection
  4. Click the Next button at the bottom of the page
  5. Select additional Departments as a secondary affiliation (if applicable)
  6. Enter your personal details including your ORCID number (if you have one) and the details about your thesis
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete your submission, including your assent to the Minerva Access Repository Agreement

Supplementary files that are part of your thesis (e.g. multimedia files) can be uploaded as separate files during the deposit process. Ensure you indicate if these need to be restricted (i.e. due to copyright or privacy concerns).

If a file is larger than 100MB please supply them to the Minerva Access team via the University of Melbourne’s supported file sharing and cloud storage platform, CloudStor.

Thesis submission - former students

If you are a former student no longer studying at the University, and wish to deposit your completed University of Melbourne thesis, contact the Minerva Access team.

Research Output submission via Elements

University staff wanting to make research outputs available from Minerva Access must upload their files in Elements, the University's research outputs management system. Elements is fully integrated with Minerva Access. Staff can upload files to Elements themselves or send through any files via this ServiceNow form or via email and the Research Outputs team will deposit this on your behalf.

When you deposit in Minerva Access, the repository team check publisher permissions. If the team cannot find the relevant policy online, they will contact the publisher for permission. Consequently, University of Melbourne researchers do not need to check permissions themselves before depositing their files.

For more information on making your research openly available in Minerva Access, see our Open Research Guide.

For more information on meeting the requirements for the ARC and NHMRC Open Access policies see the Open Access & Compliance with Funder Mandates pages.

If you require additional assistance please contact the Minerva Access team - or call 03 8344 5004 or refer to the Minerva Access FAQ