The Research Publications Policy became a formal requirement in January 2010 and requires researchers to deposit their research outputs in the University's publications repository, PURE and, where possible, to make all research outputs available as open access, in order to maximise the visibility of the University's research.
The University has implemented the PURE research information system to facilitate the management of its statutory returns such as the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the RCUK Research outcomes System (ROS).
PURE and the PURE portal will also be used as a repository of research outputs (publications and activities) and to provide open access to research deposited by University staff.
The address convention simplifies bibliometric searches that may be carried out for any future government assessments of research, for compiling league tables or for other purposes.
It will make it possible to easily identify and retrieve all the University’s research publications in research aggregation services such as Pubmed, Web of Knowledge and Scopus.
Researchers are also encouraged to record and deposit an electronic copy of non-peer-reviewed research outputs in PURE. In particular, when this may help raise the profile of research, and increase the impact of University research activity.
This article was published on Mar 30, 2012