Slide 1

Introducing the GCU Research
Publication Repository:
An academic research resource
Professor John Marshall
Academic Research Development
Why do we need a repository?
It is a condition of grant to make available the fruits of
publicly funded research
It brings together the output of the University’s research
activity in one place and helps raise internal awareness of
what we do in research
It gives researchers worldwide access to our research
output, which helps promote citation of our outputs and
foster collaboration via alert functionality
It will help us prepare reports on research achievement for
external bodies, including preparing for REF2014
ResearchOnline@GCU: Implementation
The system is being developed by ARD and the Library on behalf
of the University Research Committee
The repository has been populated with publications records
submitted to RAE2008 by a librarian dedicated to this task.
In the next few months academic staff will be asked to submit
details of their peer reviewed publications that have appeared
since RAE2008 for inclusion in the repository
The University research committee will use the repository
publications for a mock REF assessment to be carried out in the
late spring 2011.
To be sure of consideration in the REF mock exercise, you should
ensure that your publications are submitted to the Library
Once the new School structures are in place the quality
of research material deposited in the formal repository
will be ensured via a process relevant to the appropriate
Staff may set up a personal selected works page for their
outputs including professional and other non-academic
Once fully developed, the proposed University Research
Information management system (RIMS ) will hold
publication metadata referring to digital objects placed in
the repository.
Selection of publications for inclusion in REF2014 will be
recorded in RIMS
Marian Miller
Senior Librarian and
Resource Manager
Browse by Research Institute,
Browse by Discipline
Browse by Author
An article record
ResearchOnline@GCU on Google
Benefits of ResearchOnline@GCU
•Increase the visibility of your research
•Enhance scholarly communication
•Receive statistics on downloads
•Meet funding body requirements
•But, what about Copyright?
Copyright status checked by
Pre-Prints v Post-Prints
As defined by SHERPA RoMEO:
•Pre-Print = BEFORE peer review process
•Post-Print = AFTER peer review process
Your repository needs you!
Please send your
content to the
Sue Scott’s SelectedWorks site
Sue Scott’s Selected Works site
Any Questions?
Or contact Your Librarian
Thank you