OARS is the institutional repository for University Campus Suffolk, Open Access Repository Suffolk. It is an online archive which collects together all of our research, and scholarly activity, textual and non-textual, in a digital form, and makes it accessible to everyone.
OARS uses open source software EPrints which has been developed by the University of Southampton.
The repository will contain research and scholarly activity outputs from University of Suffolk academic and professional services staff. this will normally include items such as:
Full text materials will be deposited where available, and in accordance with copyright requirements.
All material within the repository is open access. This means that your work is visible to anyone searching the repository, or using search tools which index institutional repositories including our own tool Summon, Google, and specialist services such as OpenDOAR.
How is this different from using personal profiles such as Mendeley?
OARs enables University of Suffolk to collect all University of Suffolk research and scholarly outputs together. It enables University of Suffolk to monitor and report on research outputs, and promote and share the research being undertaken within the institution promoting knowledge exchange with local businesses and communities. An increased institutional profile will help to attract research partners and funding.
OARS and the REF
In order to make a submission as part of REF2020, University of Suffolk must have made all submitted materials freely available via an institutional repository.
Training will be provided through the University of Suffolk staff development programme and the Research Development programme. Enquiries or requests for support may be made at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org