UC Research Repository

UC Research Repository - Pātengi o te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

The UC Research Repository is an open-access database of original research authored by Canterbury academics, researchers and postgraduate students. The aim of the Repository is to expose UC-authored research to as wide an audience as possible, by providing free access to full-text research through common internet search tools, such as Google Scholar and SCOPUS.

The Repository provides an enduring archive for University of Canterbury research, and features a well-structured, search engine friendly database format. The Repository is integrated with UC Elements and the Research Profile.

The UC Research Repository is automatically harvested by NZResearch.org, OCLC, and Canterbury Earthquake material is harvested by the Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive CEISMIC.

What kinds of research do we collect?

The Repository accepts many types of scholarly output, and can handle accommodate written documents, images, video and audio recordings. We are interested in:

  • Formal research outputs (e.g. articles, chapters, books),
  • “Grey” scholarly material (e.g. conference presentations, posters),
  • Student research (e.g. theses, dissertations and research reports),
  • As well as creative works, research datasets and any other material that could be part of scholarly communication.

Getting your research into the Repository

Canterbury staff and students can add research in one of three ways:

For research

Theses and Dissertations

Copyright clearance and preferred formats

Who checks copyright?

Once your research has been submitted, the Library carefully vets each submission for copyright compliance. Working out what each publisher allows an institutional repository to upload is complex. Librarians, with the assistance of publishers world wide have compiled a database of copyright terms, and you can check your specific situation at Sherpa RoMEO.

In many cases a manuscript version of the paper, after it has been refereed and before it has been typeset by the publisher (a ‘postprint’) is acceptable.

Pre prints vs post prints vs published versions

We have much more information in our UCRR Frequently Asked Questions versions and copyright section.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns about licences or copyright.