Hope's Institutional Research Archive (HIRA) holds details of the research outputs produced by Liverpool Hope's academic staff. It is the mechanism to showcase our research outputs and to meet HEFCE's open access requirements for the next REF and it also provided publications data for the Academic Profile system. This powerpoint Why research outputs should be added to HIRA provides more information on why you should deposit your research in the archive.
A video explaining how to add content to HIRA can be found here
SHERPA/RoMEO use this site to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.
SHERPA-REF use this site to check that a journal is compliant with HEFCE' REF requirements
Second Reseach Excellence Framework consultation document
SHERPA/JULIET a tool to research funders' open access policies
SHERPA/FACT a tool to help researchers check if the journals in which they wish to publish their results comply with their funder's requirements for open access to research