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Open Access @ UCC: CORA - UCC's Open Access Repository

Open access is a broad international movement that seeks to grant free and open online access to academic information, such as publications and data.

CORA - UCC's Open Access Repository

CORA is University College Cork's online, open access institutional repository, established by UCC Library to collect, store and disseminate the digital research output of the UCC scholarly community. CORA gives you free open access to University College Cork's scholarly and scientific research publications and theses.

The Library supports Green Open Access publishing via CORA. This Green route involves no costs to researchers and enables you to deposit the final manuscript version of your papers in the CORA repository, where they will be published open access.


Find out how to add your publications to CORA here.

Find research papers in CORA - UCC's Open Access Repository.

Email CORA

You can e-mail your accepted version together with a reference for the publication to and we will archive your publication on your behalf in accordance with the CORA deposit licence.

UCC Open Access to Publications Policy

In November 2016, Academic Council approved adoption of an Open Access to Publications Policy for all staff employed by UCC.

Authors of peer-reviewed articles and peer-reviewed conference papers resulting from research carried out at University College Cork will deposit a copy in the CORA (Cork Open Research Archive) repository.

In order to comply with the policy, you should 'act on acceptance'. When your journal article or conference paper has been accepted for publication, you should either upload the accepted version through your IRIS profile or e-mail the file to UCC Library will make deposit as easy as possible by checking copyright and adhering to the publisher's terms and conditions.

CORA: Notice and Take Down Policy

If you believe you have legitimate grounds to complain about any item in CORA, please notify us by e-mail on

Legitimate grounds of complaint include a belief that inclusion of the item infringes your copyright or your moral rights or is defamatory or is otherwise unlawful.

In the e-mail please include the following information: Name, organisation, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, reason for requesting withdrawal, title of the item/publication, link to the item on CORA.

On receipt of your e-mail:

  • We will acknowledge your e-mail promptly, normally within 24 hours of receipt.
  • We will remove the file(s) from public view while the complaint is investigated.
  • We will investigate your complaint in full, which may include seeking legal advice where we believe this is necessary.
  • We will inform the original contributor of the item about the nature of your complaint, to give him/her an opportunity to respond.
  • We will endeavour to complete our investigation within 10 working days, but this may not be possible in all cases.
  • We will communicate our decision to you and to the original contributor of the item.
  • If our investigation finds in your favour, we will withdraw the item permanently from CORA.

What is the Accepted Version?

The accepted version is the final draft, after peer review, which incorporates any peer review changes, but without the publisher's formatting, typesetting or logos

Sample Accepted Version


Sample Published Version


Click here to see an item on CORA which has accepted and published versions archived together.