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

  • Defining sense of community for public value creation in online public engagement 

    O'Brien, Ann (NUI Galway, 2020-09-03)
    The potential of Web 2.0 technology to enable online public participation between government and the public has long held promise for governments, civic society and researchers. Public administrations have sought the ...
  • An energy efficient spectrum sensing scheme for the cognitive radio based internet of things 

    Miah, Md Sipon (NUI Galway, 2020-07-29)
    Spectrum sensing in a cognitive radio network involves detecting when a primary user vacates their licensed spectrum to enable secondary users to broadcast on the same band. Accurately sensing the absence of the primary ...
  • Building a European exposure science strategy 

    Fantke, Peter; von Goetz, Natalie; Schlüter, Urs; Bessems, Jos; Connolly, Alison; Dudzina, Tatsiana; Ahrens, Andreas; Bridges, Jim; Coggins, Marie A.; Conrad, André; Hänninen, Otto; Heinemeyer, Gerhard; Kephalopoulos, Stylianos; McLachlan, Michael; Meijster, Tim; Poulsen, Veronique; Rother, Dag; Vermeire, Theo; Viegas, Susana; Vlaanderen, Jelle; Zare Jeddi, Maryam; Bruinen de Bruin, Yuri (Nature Publishing Group, 2019-12-02)
    Exposure information is a critical element in various regulatory and non-regulatory frameworks in Europe and elsewhere. Exposure science supports to ensure safe environments, reduce human health risks, and foster a sustainable ...
  • Eververse data 

    Tonra, Justin (Zenodo, 2020-11-24)
    Eververse was a yearlong project (2019-20) which synthesised perspectives from the humanities and sciences to develop critical and creative explorations of poetry and poetic identity in the digital age. Deploying tools and ...
  • Development of high-resolution multi-scale modelling system for simulation of coastal-fluvial urban flooding 

    Comer, Joanne; Olbert, Agnieszka Indiana; Nash, Stephen; Hartnett, Michael (Copernicus Publications, 2017-02-16)
    Urban developments in coastal zones are often exposed to natural hazards such as flooding. In this research, a state-of-the-art, multi-scale nested flood (MSN_Flood) model is applied to simulate complex coastal-fluvial ...

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