About the Repository

ResearchSPAce is the institutional repository at Bath Spa University. It aims to collate and showcase the University’s research outputs. Where possible, open access to the entire research output, including both textual and non-textual material, will be provided. Where access to the entire research output is not available due to copyright or other restrictions, the repository will contain a bibliographic citation (metadata) and a link to the published copy (if available). The repository uses EPrints software.

The content of the repository includes research outputs from academic staff. Items that would normally fall within the scope of the repository include full text material such as journal articles, books, conference papers and commissioned reports as well as non-textual research outputs such as a digital representation of an image, artefact, or composition, or recordings of performances. “Full text” items will only be included where available and in accordance with copyright requirements. The repository may also provide access to selected PhD theses with the author’s agreement. The repository is not intended to provide access to non-scholarly outputs or teaching materials. HEFCE provide a definition of research here (see Annex C) and this will be used as a benchmark to determine appropriate research outputs for inclusion in the repository.