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Open Access to Research Outputs

NUI Galway’s policy on Open Access to Research Outputs, adopted by the Academic Council in October 2015, aims to promote open access to the University’s publications. Authors of peer-reviewed articles and peer-reviewed conference papers resulting from research carried out at NUI Galway must deposit a copy in the ARAN (Access to Research at NUI Galway) repository. ARAN enables easy discovery of publications through global search engines such as Google and complements IRIS by linking from author profiles to the full text of University publications. See Help for information on how to submit your publications to ARAN.

Open Access to Research Outputs Policy

  • Second report of the parenting support champions regional learning group 

    Crosse, Rosemary; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-03)
    This research is part of a study to examine the process and implementation of the Parenting Support Champions Project, which is one element of the Parenting Support and Parental Participation Work Package. This work is ...
  • Tusla's parenting support champions project: process, implementation and outcomes 

    Crosse, Rosemary; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-09)
    The Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) Programme is a comprehensive programme of early intervention and preventative work which is being undertaken by Tusla – Child and Family Agency in Ireland with the ...
  • Meitheal and child and family support networks - process and outcomes study 

    Rodriguez, Leonor; Cassidy, Anne; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NatiNUI Galway, 2018-09)
    This report presents research on the Meitheal and Child and Family Support Network (CFSN) model.1 The research has three components – (1) the Meitheal Process and Outcomes study, (2) findings on the Child and Family ...
  • Printing non-euclidean solids 

    Zurlo, Giuseppe; Truskinovsky, Lev (American Physical Society (APS), 2017-07-26)
    Geometrically frustrated solids with a non-Euclidean reference metric are ubiquitous in biology and are becoming increasingly relevant in technological applications. Often they acquire a targeted configuration of incompatibility ...
  • Catastrophic thinning of dielectric elastomers 

    Zurlo, G.; Destrade, M.; DeTommasi, D.; Puglisi, G. (American Physical Society (APS), 2017-02-15)
    We provide an energetic insight into the catastrophic nature of thinning instability in soft electroactive elastomers. This phenomenon is a major obstacle to the development of giant actuators, yet it is neither completely ...

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