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

  • Child protection and family support practice in Ireland: a contribution to present debates from a historical perspective 

    Devaney, Carmel; Mc Gregor, Caroline (Wiley, 2017-07-11)
    This paper takes the opportunity of the current child welfare system change in Ireland to promote the value of learning from history to better understand the interface between family support and child protection. The paper ...
  • Voice and meaning: the wisdom of family support veterans 

    Devaney, Carmel; Dolan, Pat (Wiley, 2014-12-10)
    Although a widely accepted term in child welfare discourses, thereremains a vagueness as to what Family Support as a named orientationin children and family services actually entails.This lack of clarityis, at times, used ...
  • Extracellular vesicles as modulators of wound healing 

    Cabral, Joana; Ryan, Aideen E.; Griffin, Matthew D.; Ritter, Thomas (Elsevier, 2018-01-31)
    Impaired healing of cutaneous wounds and ulcers continues to have a major impact on the quality of life of millions of people. In recent years, the capacity for stem and progenitor cells to promote wound repair has been ...
  • The KEYSTONE IC1302 COST Action 

    Guerra, Francesco; Velegrakis, Yannis; Cardoso, Jorge; Breslin, John G. (Springer International Publishing, 2018)
    As more and more data becomes available on the Web, as its complexity increases and as the Web’s user base shifts towards a more general non-technical population, keyword searching is becoming a valuable alternative to ...
  • Online influence and sentiment of fitness tweets: Analysis of two million fitness tweets 

    Vickey, Theodore; Breslin, John G. (JMIR Publications, 2017)
    Objective: The goal of this experimental approach using the fitness Twitter dataset is two-fold: (1) to determine if there is a correlation between the type of activity tweet (either workout or workout+, which contains the ...

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