Research Repository UCD is a digital collection of green open access scholarly research publications from University College Dublin. The repository collects, preserves and makes freely available publications including peer-reviewed articles, working papers and conference papers created by UCD researchers.
In doing so it assigns a persistent identifier which allows easy discoverability of research papers.
Submitting material to the Repository is not intended to be an alternative to standard publication. It is a complementary approach designed to showcase UCD's research output, and to provide a searchable, multi-disciplinary, managed and curated resource. The published version of a paper will also be available in a regular journal of your choice and there will be a link to this published version from the cover page of the Repository version.
"Research Repository" and "Institutional Repository" are often used interchangeably.
What is the definition of a Repository and how does it differ from a publisher's website?
A repository is an online, open access archive. Repositories can be institutional (e.g.Research Repository UCD), subject - based e.g. ArXiv; PubMed; or centralised e.g. Zenodo
Publishers do not operate according to the principles of open access; nor do they curate their content. Content on a publisher’s website may or may not be available into the future; indeed, a publisher’s website may or may not be available into the future.
Do other Universities have research repositories?
Yes, most do. All the universities in Ireland have a repository and all contribute to RIAN - Ireland's National Research Portal
See the following for more information:
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