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HIRA (Hope's Institutional Research Archive)

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. This HIRA flyer gives an overview of depositing articles on HIRA and the more detailed HIRA leaflet show overview for articles and other formats and included FAQs.

HIRA - Complete Guide to adding outputs, search and browsing HIRA


Open Access FAQs


HEFCE Guidance on Repositories and the REF‌

What is Open Access? 

Position on Open Access

Policy guidance

Open Access FAQs

Open Access and Monographs

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

Second Research Excellence Framework policy guide

Decisions on staff and outputs 

REF 2021 FAQs


Open Access

Open Access Policy

Funder Advice

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

The Wellcome Trust

The Leverhulme Trust