Repositories

Repositories

Where can I deposit research outputs?
Do I have to deposit in Enlighten, the University repository?
What are the benefits of depositing?
How do I go about depositing a document?
Who can help me with deposit at the University of Glasgow?

Where can I deposit research outputs?

Research outputs can be safely deposited in a repository, which stores, maintains, and disseminates digital materials for a given community.

The University of Glasgow has an institutional publication repository called Enlighten: Research Publications, which accepts peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings and other published material produced by staff in the University.

The University of Glasgow also has an institutional data repository called Enlighten: Research Data, which accepts datasets produced by researchers in the University. These datasets may or may not underpin reserach publications.

Subject-based repositories, such as PubMed, and data centres are also able to receive research outputs such as publications, reports, images or even datasets.

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Do I have to deposit in Enlighten, the University repository?

The University’s Publications Policy requires all staff research publications produced after 22 September 2008 to be deposited within Enlighten.  You are not required to deposit earlier publications unless you want to.

Most major reserach funders now require the dataset which underpins a publication to be available for scrutiny. By depositing your datasets in Enlighten: ResearchData, you will satisfy this funder requirement.

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What are the benefits of depositing?

Depositing in Enlighten raises your research profile by having your publications and data more widely accessible both within the University and throughout the world.  You will also be complying with the open access policies of many funding councils.

The Enlighten webpages have a more detailed list of the benefits of deposit for researchers, the University and wider society.

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How do I go about depositing a document?

Publications can be deposited directly online, or you can email the document to repository staff who will make the deposit on your behalf.  You should only deposit your own final versions of papers, and not the publisher-ready version, in order to adhere to copyright agreements. More information can be found in Enlighten’s How to deposit webpage.

If you have a dataset to deposit, contact the Research Data Management Service.

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Who can help me with deposit at the University of Glasgow?

General queries about Enlighten: Research Publications can be sent to deposit@lib.gla.ac.uk.

Individual staff contact details are available from the Enlighten help and advice webpage.

Queries about Enlighten: Research Data can be sent to the Research Data Management Service.

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