Research repositories are online spaces for managing research outputs. Authors may choose or be required by funders to deposit research outputs in a public repository. There are different types of research repositories, including:
Research outputs from one institution are collected, managed and shared. Most universities now have their own IR; here at Otago we have OUR Archive.
IRs compliment traditional research publishing models. They also offer a range of benefits:
Safe storage: your research is stored in a secure and stable environment
Accessibility:Access to your research can be managed and measured
Greater discovery / exposure: your research will be more visible to a wider audience because it can be more easily found by Google and Google Scholar
Tracking use: IRs track how often your research is viewed and downloaded (useful for funding and job applications or promotion)
OUR Archive is the University of Otago's research repository. It is a gateway to Otago's research outputs, including:
Check out the latest research that has been added to OUR Archive.