ePapers Repository

About the Archive

About the ePapers Repository.

The University of Birmingham ePapers Archive is a freely available online service developed to host the full-text of research material produced by members of the University, such as working papers, conference papers and commissioned research (so-called "grey literature"). It is part of the University of Birmingham Research Archive. The material in the archive is available to be browsed, searched, read or printed by anyone interested in its content.

Benefits for you as a researcher.

  • Your research is available more widely - to academics and others, worldwide
  • It speeds up research sharing
  • Your research is stored in a secure central, searchable space, in perpetuity
  • Easy access to your papers for students and research partners
  • New ways to discover, locate and access the literature
  • Access to similar repositories worldwide. See the Sherpa web-site http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/archives.html for links to other services

Additional Services

A repository for peer-reviewed and published articles (ePrints) has been developed alongside this service. There is also a repository for eTheses. Both of these are also accessible from http://ubira.bham.ac.uk.


All material in the University of Birmingham Research Archive is copyright of the authors, the University or third parties. Any use made of information contained in this archive must be in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and related or successor legislation, and must be properly acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the permission of the copyright holder.

 How to deposit

a) Mediated deposit by email: Send details of the publications you would like to deposit to ubira@lists.bham.ac.uk Information Services staff will then establish if the copyright agreements applicable to your papers permit them to be added to the service

b) Self archiving : Register and follow the online instructions to upload the full text of your publications.

For further information about the ePrints Service please contact your Academic Support contact in Library Services at http://www.library.bham.ac.uk/searching/subjectsupport/

ePrints developed at the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, England.

University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science