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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

  • Freedom,power and relational equality: republican justice in diverse societies 

    Savery, Daniel (2016-09-30)
    This thesis is my response to a view of republicanism that has become orthodox among contemporary political theorists. On that view, when we are talking about what it means to be treated as free and equal in a republic we ...
  • Biomimetic nano-biomaterials for bone repair and regeneration 

    Azeem, Ayesha (2017-02-24)
    Currently, over 1.7 billion people suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder; over 200 million operations take place annually; and in excess of 1 million new clinical cases are reported per year. Further, the annual healthcare ...
  • A laboratory study of the expansion of an Irish pyritic mudstone/siltstone fill material 

    Sutton, David; McCabe, Bryan A.; O'Connell, Aidan; Cripps, John C. (Elsevier, 2012-11-07)
    Extensive damage to dwellings in the east of Ireland, arising from the expansive pyritic fill material used beneath the floor slabs, prompted the laboratory study presented in this paper to quantify the expansion and study ...
  • Strength and durability performance of stabilised soil block masonry units 

    Gavigan, Declan; Goggins, Jamie; McCabe, Bryan A. (IABSE, 2012)
    This paper presents the findings from laboratory strength and durability tests on stabilised soil blocks (SSBs). SSBs are masonry units formed by compressing a mixture of soil and a stabiliser such as cement and water in ...
  • Installation of a reduced-scale pile group in silt 

    McCabe, Bryan A.; Gavin, K.G.; Kennelly, M.E. (IHS BRE Press, 2008)
    This paper presents measurements of total stress and pore pressure made during and after the installation of a reduced scale group of five piles in a soft estuarine silt. The instrumentation includes pore pressure and ...

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