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Welcome to Research@THEA Institutional Repository Guide

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The Research@THEA repository, established in 2017, is a free gateway to academic and qualitative research that can be accessed electronically at Here, you can search collections/research output of the Atlantic Technological University, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, SETU Carlow Campus and the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest in a single search or alternatively you can opt to search the research from a single Institute using the Institute's individual site.

Research@THEA,  was launched as a service for capturing, storing, preserving and showcasing the research output of the Institutes of Technology in Ireland, whilst also providing a platform for their researchers/academic staff and students to publish and promote their work.

What Can be Deposited in Research@THEA?

Research@THEA accepts the following scholarly materials:

  • Ph.D., Research/Taught Theses.
  • Research papers.
  • Book/Book chapters, Book reviews.
  • Journal Articles.
  • Technical Reports.
  • Working & Conference papers.
  • Any other scholarly materials.

What is an Institutional Repository?

Institutional (also referred to as Digital) Repositories are becoming increasingly common at research institutions, as they primarily seek to collect research and publications done by scholars at the institution.

A university-based institutional repository is "a set of services that a university offers to the members of its community for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by the institution and its community members. It is most essentially an organizational commitment to the stewardship of these digital materials, including long-term preservation where appropriate, as well as organization and access or distribution” (Lynch, 2003).