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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

  • Environmental impacts of milk powder and butter manufactured in the Republic of Ireland 

    Finnegan, William; Goggins, Jamie; Clifford, Eoghan; Zhan, Xinmin (Elsevier, 2016-11-11)
    The abolition of the milk quota system that was in place in Europe was abolished in 2015, which instigated an immediate increase in milk production in many European countries. This increase "will aid in addressing the ...
  • Creep improvement factors for vibro-replacement design 

    Sexton, Brian G.; Sivakumar, Vinayagamoothy; McCabe, Bryan A. (ICE Publishing, 2017-02)
    Although the vibro-replacement stone column technique is being deployed increasingly in soft cohesive soil deposits in which creep settlements may be significant/dominant, the majority of existing stone column settlement ...
  • Ground heave induced by installing stone columns in clay soils 

    McCabe, Bryan A.; Kamrat-Pietraszewska, Daniela; Egan, Derek (ICE Publishing, 2013-12)
    Measurements of ground heave induced by installing stone columns in soft clay are presented in this paper. These measurements are likely to provide guidance to practitioners concerned about the possible impact of column ...
  • Real-time monitoring and performance of retaining structures 

    Baily, Eugene; McCabe, Bryan A.; Goggins, Jamie; Kieran, Paul (NUI Galway, 2014-08)
    The advent of reliable real-time monitoring devices has changed the way we monitor the construction of geotechnical infrastructure. This paper presents a case study where Shaped Accel Arrays (SAA) were employed as part ...
  • How accounting engages with the process of innovation in new product development 

    Smaldore, Loredana Giovanna (2017-02)
    This study examines accounting within contexts involving innovation and New Product Development (NPD). Within the NPD process, multiple participants and heterogeneous rationales are involved and must be coordinated. The ...

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