Reporting and Publishing Research Outcomes

Open Access

** Please contact the Open Access Team as soon as your publication is accepted. **

They will advise you on how to make your research publication compliant with the Research Excellence Framework and funders open access policies.

For more information about requirements see the web page Open Access Process for Publications.

For more advice and guidance, please contact the Open Access Team.

Depositing your Research Output in Enlighten

Your publications must be deposited in the University’s publication repository- Enlighten. This will help publicise your research worldwide and support the University’s submission to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise. In addition, publications in Enlighten will automatically be linked to your staff profile and will populate documentation for your Performance and Development Review. 

** Please contact the Open Access Team as soon as your publication is accepted and they will arrange deposit for you. **

You may also self-deposit your publication to Enlighten. The Managing your research publications details web page provides information on the University’s Publications Policy and the types of research output that can be recorded in Enlighten.

Reporting Research Outcomes

Some funders require that you report research outcomes on their system. For example, the Research Councils UK require you to report research outputs on a system called Researchfish. Please visit  the Research Outcomes Reporting web page for more information on how to report these outcomes.

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Activities

Knowledge Exchange and Impact activities can be recorded on Enlighten. Please visit the Knowledge Exchange & Impact Capture System web page. This repository records and stores activities and documentation related to Knowledge Exchange, Public Engagement and Impact. Please contact Rose-Marie Barbeau if you have any queries regarding this type of reporting.

Datasets Underpinning Publication

It is recommended and often mandatory to store the datasets underpinning a publication in the repository recommended by the funders or in the University’s repository Enlighten: Research Data

For information on obtaining a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for your dataset please visit the Research Data Management web page. For further guidance please contact the Research Data Management Team

ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

We recommend you obtain an ORCiD.  This unique digital identifier can be added to your record in Enlighten. For more details on ORCiD and how to get one, please visit the ORCiD at the University of Glasgow web page.

The Post-2014 REF Exercise

The University of Glasgow's preparations for the upcoming REF are underway. Information on the REF and the University's plans are available on the University's Post-2014 REF exercise web pages.