Colleges get central shared research repository

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has created a central repository for researchers to deposit their academic papers to aid research.

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has created a central repository for researchers to deposit their academic papers to aid research.

JISC supplies ICT services to further and higher education colleges.  The body has now launched Depot, a repository based at the University of Edinburgh.

This will enable all UK researchers to deposit their academic papers and other material under open access terms.

JISC says the move will aid research by making resources more visible and accessible.

Alison Allden, chair of JISC’s integrated information environment committee (JIIE), said, “Repositories are not only a central pillar of JISC’s vision for a future scholarly communications environment, but also a vital element of institutional infrastructure.”

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