USIR - University of Salford Institutional Repository

A sign for the University of Salford Institutional Repository


USIR has moved to a new platform and you can now deposit your research via Worktribe once you have completed the mandatory training and been given access to the system. Instructions and more information can be found on the Academic Profiles and Research Information System (APRIS) staff hub pages and the Doctoral School hub pages.

If you have any questions or would like support, you can get in touch with us at


The University of Salford Institutional Repository (USIR) is a store of all research outputs produced by University of Salford staff and postgraduate researchers. All staff and postgraduate researchers should place their research outputs in USIR. Many of the research outputs stored in USIR are freely available to download.

You can use the search function in USIR to search for research, or if you are a student or staff member at the University you can find research in USIR through Library Search.


Depositing research into USIR

Depositing research outputs into USIR is a quick and easy process. You can either input the information about your research output yourself, or, if your research output has already been published and you have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for it, you can save time by using this to import some information straight into USIR.

The University of Salford Open Access Policy, requires that articles and conference contributions in conference proceedings with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) must be deposited into USIR at the point of acceptance for publication, and no later than three months after that date. For support with open access and depositing in USIR email

USIR Deposit Agreement

The University of Salford Institutional Repository (USIR) supports the long term preservation of, and free access to, research material produced by members of the University of Salford. To undertake this role, USIR staff need permission to store, copy and manipulate the material held in USIR in order to ensure that it can be preserved and made available in the future.

This Deposit Agreement is designed to give USIR administrators the right to do this and to confirm that the depositor has the right to submit the material to USIR. The Agreement is non-exclusive, and the depositor does not give away any of their rights to USIR.

• You are free to publish this work or works elsewhere in their present or future versions.
Where copyright permission is not granted (check SHERPA RoMEO for publisher policies first) a bibliographic only record can be submitted.
• You confirm that:
a. you are the copyright owner and/or have consulted SHERPA RoMEO to ensure you have the right to make this agreement with us;
b. the work(s) are original and to the best of your knowledge do not infringe anyone's copyright;
c. the work(s) do not violate or infringe any UK law.
• We agree to:
a. Add the work(s) to the repository so they are freely available online for the lifetime of the repository;
b. Convert them as necessary to ensure they can be read by computer systems in the future.
• We reserve the right to remove the work(s) for any legal or administrative reason.