ERA is a digital repository of original research produced at The University of Edinburgh. The archive contains documents written by, or affiliated with, academic authors, or units, based at Edinburgh that have sufficient quality to be collected and preserved by the Library, but which are not controlled by commercial publishers. Holdings include full-text digital doctoral theses, masters dissertations, project reports, briefing papers and out-of-print materials.

Information on current research activity including staff, projects and publications is available via the Edinburgh Research Explorer.


  • Impact and the REF panel session 

    Firth, Catriona; Jones, Pauline; Laegran, Anne-Sofie (2017-08-03)
    How are institutions preparing for the next round of the Research Excellence Framework #REF2021, and how do repositories feature in this? What lessons can we learn from the last REF and what changes to impact might we ...
  • Balancing shared infrastructure and domain-specific tools in data management 

    Millar, Andrew; Troup, Eilidh; Zieliński, Tomasz (2017-08-04)
    Presentation at RepoFringe 2017, 'Balancing shared infrastructure and domain-specific tools in data management' by Andrew Millar, Eilidh Troup andTomasz Zieliński
  • Open access… from oblivion… to the spotlight? 

    Hibbert, Dawn (2017-08-03)
    “In 2008 Sherpa/Romeo was created, and for the first time there was a (relatively) easy way of checking the publisher’s policies for journal articles. At the same time, our University, Northampton launched it’s repository, ...
  • Edinburgh DataVault: local implementation of Jisc DataVault: the value of testing 

    Ward, Pauline (2017-08-03)
    The DataVault is designed to help meet evolving funder expectations with respect to data retention and increased data volumes. Building on the DataVault pilot project funded by Jisc, staff at EDINA and the University of ...
  • Data management and preservation using PURE and Archivematica at Strathclyde 

    Morrisson, Alan (2017-08-03)
    The core of this brief session will present an overview of the curation and preservation workflow for research data currently implemented by the Research Data Management & Sharing Service at the University of Strathclyde. ...

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