Open research at Exeter

The University of Exeter supports the principle of open access to research outputs and, where legally, commercially and ethically appropriate, to the research data of its research community.

Openness of Exeter research supports the University’s values by fostering greater collaboration, delivering benefits to the global community and enhancing impact through greater visibility of research outputs.

o applies to all research conducted at the University, regardless of funding source
o the preferred route to open access is self-archiving in the institutional repository ORE
o authors of all output types are encouraged to pursue open access or open source publication, where possible and practical
o all research publications should include a data access statement
o research proposals must include research data management plans
o research data should be considered for retention, preservation and curation in ORE, or an appropriate national or international data service or domain repository

  • Symplectic is the University’s Current Research Information System (CRIS), detailing research outputs, funding and professional activities of Exeter researchers. Symplectic is integrated with the institutional repository.
  • Open Research Exeter (ORE) is the University of Exeter’s online repository for storing and providing access to research outputs. It provides a showcase for the University’s research activity, increasing visibility by making publications available as open access and enabling compliance with research funders and HEFCE, for the REF.

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