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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

  • Identifying equivalent relation paths in knowledge graphs 

    Mohamed, Sameh K.; Muñoz, Emir; Nováček, Vít; Vandenbussche, Pierre-Yves (Springer Verlag, 2017-06-19)
    Relation paths are sequences of relations with inverse that allow for complete exploration of knowledge graphs in a two-way unconstrained manner. They are powerful enough to encode complex relationships between entities ...
  • Turbocharging the journey into the liminal space and beyond 

    Dempsey, Mary; Brennan, Attracta (International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2017-03-06)
    In the last decade, tertiary educational environments accommodated increasing student numbers (Reidy, 2015) while remaining competitive in differentiating their programmes in an arena of MOOCs (Alraimi, Zo, & Ciganek, ...
  • The X Factor(s): New antibiotic resistance mechanisms in community-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus 

    Gallagher, Laura (2017-03-31)
    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains typically express low-level heterogeneous (HeR) resistance from which high-level homogeneously resistant (HoR) mutants can be isolated following oxacillin exposure. ...
  • Is diabetes self-management education still the Cinderella of diabetes care? 

    Hurley, Lorna; O’Donnell, Máire; O’Hara, Mary Clare; Carey, Marian E.; Willaing, Ingrid; Daly, Heather; Dinneen, Seán F. (Elsevier ScienceDirect, 2017-05-17)
    This paper reflects on the status of diabetes self-management education (DSME) as a branch of diabetology in Europe and discusses some opportunities for better supporting DSME delivery. DSME (also commonly known as Therapeutic ...
  • Reimagining an Irish City: I am Belfast 

    Crosson, Seán (Asociación Española de Estudios Irlandeses, Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI), 2017-03)
    An early shot in Mark Cousin's I am Belfast lingers on a very unusual and unexpected landscape, what appears to be an icy vista reflected in water, with clouds drifting by in the distance. Where s this our narrator asks. ...

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