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The Scholarly Communications Team supports the deposit of new research outputs to PURE, electronic theses and dissertations and making research outputs open access.


The Scholarly Communications Team co-ordinates and supports the deposit of new research outputs to PURE, the University’s Research Information System and Institutional Repository: we support authors and administrators with submitting publications, quality checking and validating metadata.

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Edinburgh Research Explorer

Edinburgh Research Archive

The Scholarly Communications Team also runs the Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA), which is the University’s DSpace repository. All new PhD and MPhil theses from the University are archived in ERA. The repository also hosts other digital content produced within the University, for example working paper series or briefings papers. Each month ERA receives 100,000 visitors and has in the region of 12,500 downloads.

Compliance with research funders open access mandates

Our team can also help you comply with your research funder's open access requirements. Get in touch with us and we can advise what the best course of action is depending on your circumstances - whether that is depositing a copy of your paper in an open access repository (Green open access) or an paying Article Processing Charge to a publisher (Gold open access).