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October 5, 2021, by Emma

Open Research – nearly 4 million downloads of UoN research outputs

Explore the principles and impact of Open Research with the latest blog from the Libraries Research Support team.

Did you know there have been nearly 4 million downloads of University of Nottingham research outputs from Repository@NottinghamNottingham e-Theses and the Research Data Repository?

This means that researchers and the general public have been able to access journal articles, data sets and e-theses immediately and free of charge, enabling the university to ensure our research has maximum societal impact.

Alongside the Discovery and Access team within Libraries, and academic faculties, we have been working to promote Open Research across the University. As well as open access articles, Open Research encourages researchers to make the data behind their findings openly accessible and shareable.

Some of this data is put into our Research Data Repository but some is found outside of the university in places like the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. In the last year, the number of datasets we know about has nearly doubled!

The appetite for our accessing our research is growing and the number of journal articles, conference papers, books and book chapters downloaded is growing all the time.

If you’d like to find out more about Open Research take a look at the University website, which includes an infographic with more information.

Please contact the team by email at library-researchsupport@nottingham.ac.uk with any queries.

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