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How to Deposit Your Research

Please follow the steps below to begin the process of depositing an item. For information on how to deposit a thesis in ORO please refer to the eTheses help pages. If you have any problems or queries about how to deposit your research on Open Research Online contact lib-oro-team@open.ac.uk:

1. Check for duplication

It is important to avoid the duplication of records. To assist with this please use the search facility to check that your research output has not been deposited already, for example by a co-author at the OU.

2. Start adding a record

From the ORO homepage click on User Area to start depositing your research in the repository. The Manage Deposits page will show a number of options, as well as any items you are working on or have submitted but are not yet approved by an editor. You will also have the option of adding a new item manually, or using the import function.


Research outputs that have been deposited already, but not by yourself (for example by a co-author), will not appear on your Manage Deposit page.

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