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Durham University


Open Access

Durham University is committed to sharing the results of its world-class research. Our publications, theses and research data are of interest and relevance not only to the academic community, but also to industry, the health services, government and the general public. Through sharing these resources we seek to enhance the impact of our work and welcome opportunities to engage and collaborate with interested parties in all sectors and across international boundaries.

Durham Research Online (DRO) contains details of journal articles, conference and working papers, book chapters and reports written by Durham University researchers. The full-text of many items is available and can be used free of charge. Use is for non-commercial, personal study unless licencing statements indicate otherwise.

The research data repository primarily contains datasets, audiovisual materials and computer software created by our researchers in the course of their research. There are many benefits in sharing research data, but the most important are the advancement of scholarship, improvements in the replicability of research findings and the assurance of long-term data preservation. Further information about research data management is provided on the RDM guidance pages.

Durham e-Theses contains the full-text of Durham University Higher Degree theses from 1899 to the present day. PhD, MPhil and Masters by Research are available, but dissertations presented for Taught postgraduate courses are not included.

Find out about the benefits of Open Access and how to make your papers freely available to researchers throughout the world. Guidance is provided about open access policies currently in place and how Durham researchers can comply. UK Research Councils-funded authors (formerly RCUK) can also obtain details of how they can obtain funding to pay for 'Gold' open access.

Contact Details

Durham University Library
Stockton Road
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 (0)191 334 1586

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