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Project information

Lead site: University of Nottingham

University of Lund

Contact: Bill Hubbard (Project Manager)

Further information: JISC project page and OpenDOAR homepage
Cluster(s): See categories at the bottom of this page and Cluster pages.
Repositories Research team contact: JulieAllinson

Project summary

OpenDOAR is constructing a comprehensive and authoritative list of institutional and subject-based repositories. It also encompasses archives set up by funding agencies like the National Institutes for Health in the USA or the Wellcome Trust in the UK and Europe. Much valuable work has already been conducted in listing repositories in different countries and OpenDOAR is building on this existing knowledge. Open DOAR is therefore primarily a service to enhance and support the academic and research activities of the global community.

Users of the service are able to analyse repositories by location, type, the material they hold and other measures. This can be of use not only to users wishing to find original research papers but also for third-party service providers, like search engines or alert services, which need easy to use tools for developing tailored search services to suit specific user communities.

The lead partners are SHERPA at the University of Nottingham & the University of Lund.


See Articles and papers for articles, papers and news coverage of OpenDOAR.

Project outputs and deliverables

See Deliverables for details of deliverables and outputs from OpenDOAR.

Progress reports