The Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) was established in 2007 as a permanent and secure online archive of research materials produced by members of the University of Oxford.
Repositories such as ORA are becoming commonplace in HE institutions as they grow to be strategically vital for research dissemination and other purposes. ORA is a growing archive that incorporates material from all disciplines within the University departments (Humanities, Maths, Physical & Life Sciences, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences). It is also is the home of Oxford digital theses.
It provides a single point of public access to electronic copies of peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings by Oxford authors and Oxford research theses. This also provides a means for institutional compliance with funders’ Open Access requirements.
The archive also maintains: working papers, reports, book sections and more. Unpublished academic work is also deposited into ORA, maximising the University's research output.
The full text and abstracts of many items within the archive can be downloaded free of charge by anyone with an Internet connection and new full texts are being added daily. Items that include full-text in the archive are subject to usual copyright terms and where possible information regarding reuse is included.
ORA also contains the sister repository ORA-Data, a service that archives, preserves and enables the discovery and sharing of data produced by University of Oxford researchers.
ORA is maintained by staff within the Bodleian Digital Libraries System and Services Department (BDLSS) of the Bodleian Libraries. Contact details are available here. Please see Depositing in ORA for information on how to contribute your work to the archive.
Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) is an institutional repository for the University of Oxford and is home to the scholarly output of its research members. It holds publications, theses and research data.