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Research Repository UCD: Introduction

Our guide to Research Repository UCD

Research Repository UCD

Some Benefits of Submitting your Research


  • Free global viewing of your research output


  • Increased & timely research visibility and improved impact


  • 398,965 downloads last year from Research Repository UCD


  • Submit via the UCD Research Management System


  • UCD PhD and Research Masters theses now live


  • Easy research impact statistics & altmetrics


  • Fulfill funders’ Open Access requirements


  • Build research and industry connections

What is Research Repository UCD?

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

Publisher’s Website
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:

Research Repository Librarian

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