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

  • A needs and resources assessment of fiscal equalisation in the Irish local government system 

    Turley, Gerard; Flannery, Darragh; MvNena, Stephen (Economic and Social Studies, 2015)
    In 2000 the central government in Ireland introduced a formula-based needs and resources equalisation model in its local government system to ensure that the allocation of general purpose grants to local authorities was ...
  • An analysis of local public finances and the 2014 local government reforms 

    Turley, Gerard; McNena, Stephen (Economic and Social Studies, 2016)
    In this paper we set out to analyse changes in local government expenditures and income in the context of central government austerity measures, local government budgetary adjustments and, most especially, the 2014 local ...
  • Development of a Global Energy Management System for non-energy intensive multi-site industrial organisations: A methodology 

    Finnerty, Noel; Sterling, Raymond; Coakley, Daniel; Contreras, Sergio; Coffey, Ronan; Keane, Marcus M. (Elsevier, 2017-01-25)
    For multi-site organisations, informed decision making on capital investment aimed at improving energy performance and cutting carbon emissions, across a global site base, is a complex problem. This work presents the ...
  • The annual GiG - Groups in Galway 

    Hurley, Ted (NUI Galway, 2015)
    The GiG (Groups in Galway) conference, and related activity, has been running annually since 1978 and is the longest running annual international mathematical conference on a special topic. It has its origin from the ...
  • Adsorption of the natural protein surfactant Rsn-2 onto liquid interfaces 

    Brandani, Giovanni B.; Vance, Steven J.; Schor, Marieke; Cooper, Alan; Kennedy, Malcolm W.; Smith, Brian O.; MacPhee, Cait E.; Cheung, David L. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017-02-27)
    To stabilize foams, droplets, and films at liquid interfaces nature has evolved a range of protein biosurfactants. Compared to synthetic surfactants, these combine surface activity with biocompatibility and low solution ...

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