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About CentAUR

CentAUR is an institutional repository, a digital archive of the research outputs of the University of Reading.

It lists published items, including journal and conference proceedings, books and book chapters and sections, and other formats that constitute the research outputs of the University.

Where copyright permits, the versions of papers (that have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication, or that are published), or the equivalent multimedia formats, are included.

Single copies are freely downloadable by the public, for personal research or study, for educational and not for profit use, under the terms and conditions of our End User Agreement. If an item in the institutional repository is published under a licence such as Creative Commons, the terms and conditions of that licence supersede the terms of this Agreement for that item.

For many items, links to the publishers' web sites are also provided. Searchers with subscriptions to the relevant journals will be able to access the published articles here.

The publication period covered is 2003 onwards, although some earlier items have also been added.

CentAUR's key benefits are:

  • Increased visibility of and access to the University's published research outputs:
    • Raising the research profile of authors, academic Schools, and research groups and themes
    • Increasing potential for collaboration and impact
  • A central record of publications data that can be used for multiple purposes within the institution, including providing up-to-date listings of publications to personal and departmental web pages.
  • A permanently established institutional repository that is embedded into the University's research management processes. It provides a mechanism for recording publications data for the University's submissions to the REF.
  • A means of fulfilling funder requirements to make the outputs of sponsored projects openly accessible


The development of CentAUR was supported by JISC as a repository start up project.

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