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Information for Researchers

There is a wealth of information for researchers and research students on our dedicated libguide

We have recently undertaken a survey of research students and their needs and you can find the results here.

Library Services' Research Support team help to administer the UWL Repository. The repository serves as a digital archive showcasing the research, scholarly and enterprise output of University of West London staff and research students. Open access, REF requirement, research data management, digital identity, and impact assessment support is offered via drop-in sessions. These are currently held at St. Mary's Road in Library Meeting Room 1 (Floor 2) every Tuesday between 10-11am, and every other Wednesday at Paragon between 2-3pm. The Repository Team can also be contacted at

The repository helps to support the University's Open Access commitments as expressed in our Publications Policy, which ensures compliance with HEFCE's policy for open access for future Research Excellence Framework exercises. 

If you are confused about Open Access, please see our Open Access FAQs.

If you need clarification about your compliance requirements for REF2021, please see our REF2021 FAQs.

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