Open Research

Open Research

The University of Aberdeen is committed to open research, ensuring there are no barriers to sharing knowledge.

Open Research

Our Open Research Statement

The greatest benefits of knowledge come when it is shared as widely as possible. Open research involves not only making your research outputs open access but also the underlying research data, methodology and any software or code that you have produced in the process of carrying out your research.

Open access means that your research outputs and data are freely available to be viewed and downloaded by anyone with an internet connection, anywhere in the world, without barriers or requiring payment. There are many benefits to making your research open access including improving the integrity and quality of the data and broadening the reach of the research – offering more opportunities for collaboration and increasing impact.

The University of Aberdeen is committed to open research and will support our researchers in making their research open. The Open Research Team are here to provide advice, support and guidance.

Find out more about how you can champion open research at Aberdeen.

Open research at Aberdeen

Research content downloaded through the University of Aberdeen repository.

2,200,056: Total research output downloads (since 2012)
47,444 downloads of articles during April
19,244 research outputs available in AURA