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 the Profiler database of UC research outputs and the Research Profile.
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:
- Self submission via UC Elements- check our quick guide to uploading research for more details
- Emailing the full-text research to the Repository, or your Subject Librarian
Theses and Dissertations
- Using the thesis self-submission guidelines
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.
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.