University Deposit Policy for Northumbria Research Link

Northumbria University recognises its research activities and outputs as key assets and has created Northumbria Research Link, an open access repository, for all of its published / public research material.

The accepted author manuscript of all journal articles and conference papers must be available in NRL upon acceptance for publication. Further details are provided in the University Open Access policy. Deposits should be made to Pure, and the University Library will facilitate transfer to NRL.

The University Library will check copyright permissions with the authors and publishers and make full text available where permitted. The library recommends deposit of the author’s accepted manuscript version of research in print formats. Multimedia files may be deposited for non-print formats.


The key objectives of Northumbria Research Link are:

In order to meet these objectives it is important that the repository contains as complete a record as possible of all published / public research outputs. Failure to deposit work in Pure, and NRL, may preclude such work from inclusion in research assessments or other University systems and submissions.


Further information may be obtained from: