Published October 13, 2023 | Version v1
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FAIR and Open Non-Traditional Research Outputs Project Report

  • 1. Monash University
  • 2. Curtin University
  • 3. The University of Melbourne
  • 4. Macquarie University
  • 5. Australian Catholic University


This exploratory project investigates how current academic library practice related to FAIR principles are applied to research outputs such as software and other NTROs(e.g. film, creative writing, website design), including areas where there are opportunities to improve or expand practice related to the application of the FAIR principles to NTROs. The project also explores how the CARE principles should be applied to these outputs. The project situates the role of the academic library in the broader Open Research landscape and explores how the library's work relates to the work of other bodies both within and beyond the researcher's institution. The project also produces a framework that provides guidance for CAUL Member institutions about how to increase the proportion of NTROs by Australian university researchers that are appropriately described, archived, preserved and made accessible.

Outputs from this project include:

- *FAIR and Open Non-Traditional Research Outputs Project Report.pdf *- the main report from this project (under review - expected to be published here mid November) 
- *NTROs Environmental scan.xlsx* - a spreadsheet of results from an environmental scan 
- *Support for Open and FAIR Non-Traditional Research Outputs - A Strategic Framework for Academic Libraries.docx* - the strategic framework in a single MS Word document. 
- *Survey - Library support for FAIR and Open Non-Traditional Research Outputs.pdf* - the survey questions

The interview transcripts can be found at:

The libguide of the framework is available at


Survey - Library support for FAIR and Open Non-Traditional Research Outputs.pdf

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Dataset: 10.25439/rmt.c.6850431.v1 (DOI)