What is an Institutional Repository?
An institutional repository (IR) is an online collection of the intellectual outputs of an institution, usually a university. Examples of materials in an IR might be research data, faculty and student publications, open educational resources (OERs), and documents from the institution's history.
How do I submit my completed thesis to TRUSpace?
After you have successfully defended your thesis:
If you have any questions about this process, consult your thesis supervisor, graduate program coordinator, or the Research and Graduate Studies Office.
I'm an undergraduate student and would like to submit my assignment/project.
TRUSpace welcomes submission of outstanding examples of student work. Student work submitted to TRUSpace will be publicly and permanently available worldwide. Students are responsible for the validity and authenticity of their work and require a faculty sponsor who attests that the work is of high caliber and worthy of long-term preservation in TRUSpace.
I published a paper and would like to deposit it in TRUSpace, but I'm not sure if my journal will allow this. How do I find out?
You can usually find out information about journal policies from the journal website or by contacting the editors. There is also a free tool called SHERPA/RoMEO that describes journal policies around article processing charges (APCs), archiving and depositing in repositories, and OA publishing.
I have research data that I need to deposit. What do I do?
Refer to our Research Data Management at TRU Guide to learn more about your TRU-hosted options for data deposit.
What is an ORCID?
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a free persistent identifier (PID) for researchers. By using an ORCID, your research and data will be connected to you.
"People use “ORCID” or “ORCID iD” interchangeably, but what they’re talking about is a 16-digit number and the associated record (sometimes called a profile) that stores automatic links to all your research, and links all your research with you. By allowing trusted organizations to add your research information to your ORCID record, you can spend more time conducting your research and less time managing it."
Can I donate this material for you to digitize and put into TRUSpace?
This will depend on relevance to current TRUSpace needs and priorities and how many materials. Set up a meeting with Erin May to discuss your materials.