About the Repository

  University for the Creative Arts, at canterbury, epsom, farnham, maidstone and rochester  

UCA Research Online

UCA Research Online is the University for the Creative Arts repository for research outputs.

Our aim is to store, share and preserve the research material produced by the University's researchers and ensure that it reaches the widest possible audience, benefiting staff and students at UCA , and the public. We will also be using UCA Research Online for the upcoming REF (Research Excellence Framework) which is a national framework that measures and rewards excellence in research.


Why place your material in UCA Research Online?

  • to reach a wider audience
  • to increase the impact of your work
  • to promote your work and that of other academics within your community at the University for the Creative Arts
  • to meet funder requirements (several research funders require that published research is made openly available)
  • be found easily via Google and other search engines as well as specialised scholarly search engines such as OAIster and Intute
  • to provide long term URLs for your works
  • to link to your publications from your own web pages
  • to use it as a secure store for your research outputs
  • to contribute to national and global initiatives which will ensure an international audience for your latest research (other universities are developing their own archives which, together, will be searchable by global search tools)

What can be placed in UCA Research Online?

It will include, but it is not limited to, journal articles, monographs, book chapters, conference papers, conference proceedings, workshop presentations, exhibitions, video, audio, images, software, datasets, websites, selected post-graduate theses, teaching and learning materials.



  • Text: pdf, word, txt, plain script, postscript
  • Images: jpeg, png, bmp, tiff, gif, photo shop, pdf.
  • Audio: mp3, mpeg, wav, ac3, ogg.
  • Video: Mov, mpeg, quick time, flash, avi, theora/ogg
  • Websites: we can archive most websites as long as we have all the files and that all webpage are contained within the home website.
  • While these are ideal, if you have work in another format please contact us at maspalding@ucreative.ac.uk and we can discover if we are able to accommodate that material.


UCA Research Online was created with the KULTUR project

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