White Rose Research Online (WRRO) is a shared, open access repository for the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. WRRO contains a growing collection of research outputs from across the Consortium, including peer-reviewed published papers deposited by academics across the three Universities and from a variety of different subject disciplines.
Academics at the University of York can submit the full-text of their research outputs through PURE, the University's Current Research and Information System.
WRRO has a connector for PURE which means any full-text documents attached to research outputs in PURE will be passed to WRRO once they have undergone a copyright check. Only those outputs that are marked 'public' will be sent to WRRO. WRRO will then provide a public searchable interface to the content, long-term storage and a permanent URL.
WRRO staff will check the copyright status to ensure that the full-text can be made public, and will contact the depositor if there are any problems.
Research Students and Support staff are also welcome to deposit conference papers and articles with WRRO and can register directly in WRRO in order to do this.
The development of institutional repositories is supported by UUK and RCUK. Several research funders support open access and deposit in a repository can help to fulfil your funder's requirements.
Benefits of WRRO include:
There is increasing evidence that papers placed on open access are cited more frequently:
Our statistics show that WRRO is well used; and results appear highly in google searches.
Departments who would like more information or a demonstration of the repository are invited to contact their Academic Liaison Librarian.
For any questions relating to WRRO or to full-texts sent to WRRO from PURE, please contact (in the first instance):
Julie Allinson, Digital Library Manager
Tel: 01904 324083
Alternatively, please contact White Rose Research Online support:
Tel: 0113 343 7067