Open access is about making the outputs of the University’s research activities freely available online. We believe that providing unrestricted online access, wherever possible, to our publications will maximise visibility and accessibility and help realise their potential to make significant academic, economic, social and cultural impacts. Open Access is also a requirement for many research funders, including HEFCE, Research Councils UK and leading research charities.
The University makes research available through USIR (the University of Salford Institutional Repository). USIR currently holds over 2,000 open access full-text research outputs. Research outputs which have been made openly accessible through USIR have been downloaded, on average, more than 1,000 times each.