A repository is an online database used by institutions and organizations to capture, preserve, and provide access to the intellectual output of a scholarly community. Self-archiving ensures the long-term digital preservation of a work, as well as increasing its visibility on search engines such as Google, and boosting its potential impact.
With the University of Colorado at Boulder’s repository, CU Scholar (effective April 22nd, 2015), all faculty grant The Regents of the University of Colorado a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to their scholarly journal articles and conference proceedings. View the full Policy.
The University of Colorado Boulder Open Access Policy helps faculty retain the rights often signed over to a publisher when signing an agreement. An optional author addendum may be added to a publication submission to further reserve rights to self-archive.
Many U.S. federal funders have generated public access policies for their work. Make sure to review your obligations for sharing your federally funded research.
General information and advantages of depositing at CU Boulder:
Resources regarding copyright and self-deposit:
Federal Funder Sharing Policies:
Subject Repository List – List of open access repositories that accept research based on discipline rather than institution
Selected Subject Repositories: