Welcome to ARAN (Access to Research at NUI Galway)
ARAN is the digital collection of open access scholarly publications from NUI Galway. ARAN collects, preserves and makes freely available scholarly communication, including peer-reviewed articles, working papers and conference papers created by NUI Galway researchers. Where material has already been published it is made available subject to the open-access policies of the original publishers.
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A wealth of statistical information for publications that you’ve uploaded to ARAN is now available. Find your most popular publications on ARAN based on either item views or downloads or the most popular items and authors for your College, School or Research Centres. If you want to know where readers of your publications come from consult the statistics by country. Customised reports can be created and emailed to you at required intervals. For more information view the User Guide which is arranged as a series of questions and answers. If the statistical information you require is not covered by it or you require a customised report please email your query to firstname.lastname@example.orgUser Guide 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
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(2017-10-20)Toll-like receptors are a family of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), which have evolved to recognise structurally conserved components of microorganisms. They form an important part of the innate immune system, yet ...
(2016-12-09)The thesis presents J. M. Synge and Zora Neale Hurston as autoethnographic researcher-practitioners who employed important cultural forms in their theatre, such as the keen and the cakewalk, in order to challenge the ...
Pure culture, co-culture and whole ecosystem investigations of single anaerobes, partnerships and microbial communities in anaerobic digestion (2017-10-20)Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a multi-stage process whereby biodegradable material is broken down by complex microbial consortia into renewable CH4 in the absence of oxygen during waste and wastewater treatment. Anaerobic ...
(2017-05-25)Micro(mi)RNAs have potential as both therapeutics and circulating biomarkers of disease. This study investigates potential breast cancer biomarkers miR-138, miR-504 and miR-379. Furthermore, it investigates the impact that ...
(ACM, 2017-08-23)Maintaining online communities is vital in order to increase and retain their economic and social value. That is why community managers look to gauge the success of their communities by measuring a variety of user behaviour, ...