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University of Surrey



  • Managerial WTE: 1
  • Administrative WTE: 1
  • Technical WTE: Repository is hosted and technically supported by EPrints
  • Total WTE: 2
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 3
  • Core repository team or staff distributed throughout different departments: All are part of core repository team
  • Membership to UKCoRR: Yes


  • Level of mediated deposit: Partially - people other than repository staff (e.g. departmental admin, researchers) create records and then these are checked by repository staff. Currently partially mediated. However, from April 2011, authors submit full text directly from the Symplectic database. The full text comes to the back end of EPrints, where repository staff review and post it.
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Also accept metadata only records. ''Our policy specifies full text only, but there are a few exceptions (<50 records) that are metadata only.
  • Percentage full-text: 95%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: Yes. Last updated in February 2011. Requires authors to submit author versions of their published journal articles and conference proceedings.
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: Yes
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Conference papers, Books, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Theses, Unpublished works
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials. Inclusion of non peer reviewed materials is in line to the Faculty's research culture and academic objectives.
  • Currently have e-theses deposit policy: Yes
  • E-theses policy is opt-out (i.e. the thesis will be made OA unless the student requests an exception): No. Our policy for depositing e-theses is currently being reviewed.

Institutional context

  • Department with lead responsibility for repository: Library
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: Already integrated. Integrated with the publications database (Symplectic)
  • Commercial CRIS system:Yes
  • Which one?:Symplectic
  • Bids for external funding: Yes

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