Aberdeen University Research Archive (AURA) is an open access institutional repository for the University’s research outputs. It is fully integrated with Pure so there is a single workflow for creating a publication and adding the full text.
Publication on AURA (with appropriate permission from publishers) will satisfy most funding bodies open access requirements for research outputs. Information on our institutional policy on open access and funders open access mandates is available.
Publishing in AURA is not an alternative to traditional publishing but ensures that your research is available to those who do not have subscriptions to scholarly journals or who are not aware of the subject repositories in your field of research - the research outputs published in AURA are available free of charge to anyone who has internet access. AURA also brings together the research output of your College, School and Department ensuring that the University's research has the profile it deserves.
AURA is fully integrated with Pure so there is a single workflow for creating a publication and adding the full text. The only way to add a document to AURA is through Pure. Documents added to Pure will appear in AURA once they have been copyright cleared by the AURA team and the publisher's embargo has passed. The following Pure user guides will help you to add documents to Pure:
Further information and user guides are available on the PURE pages on StaffNet