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Information on the online collections available at ATU


Research@THEA is an open-access repository that was established in 2017. It was launched as a service for capturing, storing, preserving and showcasing the research output of all the Institutes of Technology in Ireland, whilst also providing a platform for their researchers/academic staff and students to publish and promote their work.

Research@THEA repository is a free gateway to academic and qualitative research that can be accessed electronically at Here, you can search the entire collections/research output of all the Institutes of Technology in a single search or alternatively you can opt to search the research from a single Institute using the Institute's individual site.












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.

The number of institutional repositories is growing rapidly. 

Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) and the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR).

See our Open Access LibGuide for more.

Publishing in Open Access repositories, such as Research@THEA, offers a number of valued benefits for students, researchers, and staff:

  1. Improved visibility of your research.
  2. Persistent link to your research.
  3. Preservation of your research.
  4. Detailed usage statistics for your research.
  5. Fulfils the OA mandate required by many funding agencies