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Scholarly Communication & Open Access: Institutional Repository

What is an Institutional Repository?

An Institutional Repository is an online locus for collecting, preserving, and disseminating, in digital form, the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution.

Aims of RCSI Repository

 The repository aims to:

  • Provide an open-access repository for research staff and students to deposit their academic work so it is freely available on the internet.
  • aid in disseminating RCSI and related research work to a wider audience, thus increasing worldwide exposure to this work.
  • provide a central archive and record of research work both for the College and for an individual researcher.
  • Publishing open access can help RCSI researchers fulfill their funding authority's open access mandate. Most Irish funding authorities, including Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Health Research Board (HRB) and Irish Research Council  (IRC)  now have an open access mandate - this means they require submission of published work funded (in whole or part) by them to an open access repository. Other funding authorities with open access policies include Wellcome and the European Research Council (ERC).

RCSI Repository

RCSI Repository is an open access institutional repository of research and scholarly output of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Formerly known as e-publications@RCSI, it has been relaunched with a new look in December 2019.

Submit Your Research Via RIMS

Courtesy: RCSI library libguide

Resources for finding IRs

DOAR (The Directory of Open Acccess Repositories)

Institutional Repository search (UK)

Ranking Web of World Repositories

Registry of Open Access Repositories

Scirus (an Elsevier product) provides access to scientists’ homepages, institutional repositories and pre-print serves in additional to journal articles.