Open access research

Open Access is about sharing research freely and openly for the benefit of the public, researchers and universities.

There is a moral principle, or spirit, behind open access that publicly funded research should be openly and freely available. It is now a requirement of many research funding councils that research they fund is publically available online.

This means that copies of all University of Exeter research papers are now available in our online Open Research Exeter (ORE) repository.

Anyone can access, view and download documents for ORE which contains content such as:

  • Journal articles
  • Conference papers
  • Working papers
  • Reports
  • Book chapters
  • Videos
  • Audio
  • Images
  • Multimedia research project outputs
  • Raw data
  • Analysed data

ORE's content is securely stored, managed and preserved to ensure free, permanent access.

You can find out more on our open access website.