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Open access research mandate announced

18 October 2010


Teesside University has announced its open access mandate – the first in open access week 2010.

It requires the University’s researchers to deposit their research activity into TeesRep – the University’s repository.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Henderson, who officially launched TeesRep, said: ‘We are determined to make the repository work and, in support of that determination, we have approved a new mandate.’

The mandate states: ‘For record keeping, research asset management and performance evaluation purposes, and in order to maximise the visibility, accessibility, usage and impact of our institution’s research output, all Teesside University researchers are mandated to deposit the publicly available output of the University’s research activity into TeesRep, the University’s institutional repository’

TeesRep holds journal articles, books, PhD theses and multimedia work going back to 2000 and increases the visibility and impact of the University’s research activities

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) Professor Cliff Hardcastle expressed his delight with the efforts of the Graduate Research School and Library & Information Services department to build a repository that is ‘easy to use, integrated with other campus systems and provides the perfect tool for showcasing the University’s research outputs.’ More about TeesRep

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