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Open Repository


Open Repository is a fully hosted solution from BioMed Central that builds and maintains repositories on behalf of organizations. This OAI compliant service is based on the latest DSpace software and offers a professional, reliable, cost-effective repository solution for your entire community.

Areas of Expertise

  • Rapid setup and continued support: BioMed Central will set up the entire repository within 3 months. Support, training and data backup is provided once the repository has gone live.
  • Document upload and formatting: Acceptance and conversion of a wide variety of document types, enabling users to upload material quickly and easily.
  • Sophisticated search functionality: Users can search by department, subject area, article type, date published and author allowing users to search and find content quickly and efficiently.
  • Branding and customization: Open Repository offers complete personalization options including unique URL, logos and color scheme.
  • Hosting and backup: By hosting and maintaining the repository, Open Repository provides a reliable 24/7 high-availability platform, with nightly back up of all data files and upgrades with the latest repository features.
  • Automated repository population: Data feeds can be set up to automatically populate the repository with newly published open access articles from PubMed and BioMed Central.
  • Enhanced download statistics: Download statistics can be viewed for the repository collections and individual items, including a list of the most accessed items via Google Analytics.


  • Preparation for assessment exercises such as REF in the UK.
  • Enhanced Researcher Pages area with ability for Authors, Works, and Groups of collaborators to be displayed.
  • Batch metadata editing

Terms and Conditions

  • Open Repository is based on an annual subscription. Therefore there is no vendor tie-in and the organization can migrate back in-house if so required at anytime.
  • All hosting, support (including marketing and PR to showcase your repository) and customization is included in the set-up and maintenance costs. There are no hidden charges for the service provided by our team of experts.
  • The usual contract is for 12 months and can be cancelled at any renewal point without penalty.

Further Information


Exemplar UK Clients

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