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Open Research Online

Open Research Online (ORO) is an Open Access repository of The Open University's peer reviewed and published research, as well as other research output types which meet the "Frascati" definition of research.

The service is publicly accessible and can be browsed and searched freely. While most records are research papers, the repository allows a range of research output types to be recorded.

Papers intended only for an OU audience should be deposited on the Scholarship Exchange (requires login).

If you are an Open University researcher you are automatically pre-registered as a user of the repository and can self-deposit your research papers and other research outputs. Ideally the full text of the item should be deposited, however if this is not possible or appropriate then please supply bibliographic details and an abstract.

Deposit to ORO is required in the Researchers Code of Practice ( pdf) .

Contact the Library Research Support team