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aCQUIRe is CQUniversity's institutional repository of our research output.

How do i navigate aCQUire?

The homepage of aCQUIRe displays all published items from newest uploaded to oldest irrespective of the publication type.

  • The Search Bar at the top of the page will search the entire collection. You can Filter these results by Licence, Item Type, Group and Category.

aCQUIRe also has a number of other browsing options, these are sorted from newest to oldest upload date:

  • Categories shows outputs by subject area
  • Group shows outputs by the CQUniversity School or Division that authors are associated with.


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Log into aCQUIRe

Signing into aCQUIRe will allow you to save favourites, edit your Figshare profile and submit large research datasets for publication.

  1. Go to (Google Chrome is recommended)
  2. Click the Log In link in the upper right of the page.
  3. Log in using your university username and password. (RHD students will need to use their affiliate/staff account).
  4. Click Yes on the authentication window (this authentication will only need to happen once).

Figshare Log In

Signing in is not required to browse CQUniversity's research outputs or to submit publications to Research Elements.

Update my profile

Maximise your research impact by creating an aCQUIRe research profile.

1. Log in using the instructions above

2. Click on the bubble in the upper right corner of the page. When you first sign in in this will be your initials. In the drop down select "Profile"

You have the option of adding the following details to your profile:

  • Your ORCID (This will link to your ORCID profile)
  • A photo of yourself
  • Job title
  • Your primary research field of interest (selected from the provided drop down list)
  • Your geographic location
  • Links to your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles
  • Biographical information

Upload large datasets to aCQUIRe

Please Note:

  • This process is only for datasets over 5MB. All other research outputs must be submitted via Research Elements.
  • You should only be uploading the publishable version of your research data. A master copy of your research data MUST be kept on CQUniversity Research Storage.

Before you place your data/metadata in aCQUIRe, you must ensure that you are permitted to do so in accordance with any legal, ethical, funding, publication, confidentiality or contractual obligations associated with the data. This information should be recorded in your Data Management Plan.


1. Login by clicking on the red Log in button in the top right-hand side of the screen. Enter your university-assigned username and password and click ‘login’.

2. Select the +Create a new item button from the top left, select ‘Submit data’ or just drag and drop your file or files into the browser. NOTE: Dragging more than one file into the browser will prompt you to create one item with multiple files or create individual new items.

3. Fill in the appropriate fields. Be as through as possible. 


Include the title of the dataset. Be as descriptive as possible in this field as it helps with discoverability of your data within aCQUIRe and in search engines. It is also recommended that you avoid naming your dataset exactly the same as any associated publications to avoid confusion between the dataset and the publication.

Authors Add the authors. You can rearrange the order in which the authors appear by dragging and dropping them into the correct order. You can also remove yourself as an author if you are uploading on behalf of someone else. You can also search for additional authors by entering the email address or ORCID of the author you want to add. To add an author who doesn’t have an aCQUIRe account, select Add author details and enter their name, an optional email address, and an optional ORCID.

Select at least one Category. You can add more than one. Select categories from the drop-down menu or search by keywords for your subject area.


This field allows you to select the group in which the item should appear. Choose whichever relevant group this piece of research falls under. It could be either the type of item, e.g. Dataset, or the School.

Item Type

Select the Item type from the drop-down menu. We accept any file type and preview over 1,200 file extensions in the browser.


Keywords are more specific than the category the research sits within. They help others to find your work. Add as many keywords as you like. Hit enter after each one.


Write a Description. This should include any relevant information that pertains to your research. This might include information about the methodology, approval for data collection, or legal or ethical requirements.


Add Grants and Funding information related to your data in this field. When typing in your funder information, aCQUIRe will search Dimensions, a grant database, bridging the connection between your research outputs and the funder. To add funding information that doesn’t appear in Dimensions, just type the funder information into the field and don’t select anything from the drop-down menu.

Resource Title and Resource DOI

Using the Resource Title and Resource DOI allows you to create a link to a related peer-reviewed publication for your data. Simply enter the publication title and DOI in the respective fields to create a stand-out section on the published item page to your publication.


References are connections to other materials related to your research outputs, such as a GitHub repository or a link to a research project website. To input a reference in this field, simply copy and paste a valid URL or manually type out the link you want to reference and hit enter to add multiple links


Select a License. This will determine how others can reuse your data. You can choose from a number of licenses based on your reuse requirements. For more information on which license to choose, click ‘What’s this’ above the field.

4. Tick Publish. You will be prompted to check the license you’ve assigned and the terms of use.

5. Click Save Changes.

Library staff will be in contact with a DOI for your work. Please ensure that you record this link in your Research Data Management Plan. If you have any questions, please email

Depositing datasets in aCQUIRe