Where do I find Edinburgh Napier University’s Research Repository?

Edinburgh Napier University’s new research repository is available at:

The repository is an online open access showcase for the published research output of the University, supported by the Library. It’s the best place to store, archive and share your published papers, conference papers and more.  The previous repository, Repository@Napier, will continue to provide access to repository deposits made prior to July 2016 until the new website is available. The Repository is free to access by anyone, without special permissions.

Who should deposit their work in the repository?

All academic researchers are required to add the outcomes of their research to the repository. Doing so within three months of being accepted for publication ensures compliance with current HEFCE policy for REF 2021

Academic staff are required to deposit digital copies of refereed and accepted research documents. Research associates, research assistants, research students and other members of University staff can also deposit digital copies of refereed and accepted research documents.

What type of work should be deposited?

Journal articles, conference papers, posters, book chapters, and PhD theses should all be deposited. For those active in the Creative Industries, a descriptive record of your intellectual output is acceptable. This includes material which has been displayed, performed or publicly shown, where those documents or materials constitute work carried out during the course of your employment at the university.

What are the benefits of depositing my work in the repository?

You will comply with current HEFCE policy for REF 2021.

Deposit also increases the impact of your research by making it more visible. It can also improve your citation rate. Your visibility to other researchers in your field is also enhanced, potentially opening paths to collaboration and establishment of research networks. In this way your academic profile is raised internationally. It also keeps a record of your publications in one place with enhanced, accurate bibliographic data.

How do I deposit my research in the Edinburgh Napier Research Repository?

You can self-deposit your research in the repository – go to the research repository and use your normal University network details to login. General information and guidance can be found in Worktribe: Research Profiles and Guides. If you have any questions, email