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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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

  • T-REX: the Teachers Research Exchange. Overcoming the research-practice gap in education 

    McGann, Marek; Ryan, Marie; McMahon, Jennifer; Hall, Tony (Springer Verlag, 2020-03-14)
    This paper introduces the Teachers Research Exchange (T-REX), an online community of practice that is currently being deployed on a pilot basis nationwide in Ireland as a response to the research-practice gap . The system ...
  • Blockchain in energy efficiency: Potential applications and benefits 

    Khatoon, Asma; Verma, Piyush; Southernwood, Jo; Massey, Beth; Corcoran, Peter (MDPI, 2019-08-28)
    Blockchain technology is ready to disrupt nearly every industry and business model, and the energy sector is no exception. Energy businesses across the world have already started exploring the use of blockchain technology ...
  • A blockchain-based smart contract system for healthcare management 

    Khatoon, Asma (MDPI, 2020-01-03)
    Blockchain is evolving to be a secure and reliable platform for secure data sharing in application areas such as the financial sector, supply chain management, food industry, energy sector, internet of things and healthcare. ...
  • ‘A Twisted, Looping Form’ Staging dark ecologies in Ella Hickson’s Oil 

    Lonergan, Patrick (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2020-06-01)
    In Dark Ecology (2016), Timothy Morton argues that one of the challenges presented by the impact of human activity upon the environment is that [w]e are faced with the task of thinking at temporal and spatial scales that ...
  • The effect of aligned electrospun fibers and macromolecular crowding in tenocyte culture 

    Tsiapalis, Dimitrios; Rana, Shubhasmin; Doulgkeroglo, Meletios; Kearns, Stephen; Kelly, Jack; Bayon, Yves; Zeugolis, Dimitrios I. (Elsevier Academic Press, 2019-11-30)
    Tendon injuries continuously rise, and regeneration is not only slow, but also limited due to the poor endogenous healing ability of the tendon tissue. Tissue grafts constitute the clinical gold standard treatment for ...

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