Research Repositories and Networking Sites
A number of websites exist where you can share the results of your research as well as make contact with researchers who share your interests and/or who may be able to assist you with your research.
These websites are all free to use. You need to register/sign up with each of these sites and create a basic personal profile for yourself. Once this has been done, you can attach electronic copies of your research (i.e. Word Documents, PDF files) whether they be published papers, conference presentations etc to these websites.
Remember, that if the papers have been published in a published journal, you may need to check to see that you do not infringe the copyright of the journal by making them available on these sites.
ARAN (Access to Research at NUI Galway)
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.
CORA (Cork Open Research Archive)
CORA, the Cork Open Research Archive, gives you free open access to University College Cork's scholarly and scientific research publications and theses.
Lenus is Ireland’s foremost repository for health services research and grey literature. It was launched in 2009 and is managed by the Regional Library & Information Service in Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin. Lenus makes available the research output of the many organisations providing healthcare in the Republic of Ireland, along with their administrative, clinical and regulatory publications which together provide the background and context for Irish healthcare.
Research Repository UCD is a digital collection of open access scholarly research publications from University College Dublin. Research Repository UCD collects, preserves and makes freely available publications including peer-reviewed articles, working papers and conference papers created by UCD researchers. Where material has already been published it is made available subject to the open-access policies of the original publishers.
The project aim is to harvest to one portal the contents of the Institutional Repositories of the seven university libraries, in order to make Irish research material more freely accessible
TARA (Trinity’s Access to Research Archive)
TARA is an open access repository, which means that the full text of the work deposited here is freely accessible to the world via the web. Access is restricted only in unavoidable instances, for example where publisher copyright restrictions prevail. However over 90% of scholarly publishers worldwide now allow some version of the documents they publish to be made available in a repository such as this.
PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING AND RESEARCH SHARING WEBSITES
Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research. Academics use Academia.edu to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow. 39,112,636 academics have signed up to Academia.edu, adding 13,394,150 papers and 1,887,494 research interests. Academia.edu attracts over 36 million unique visitors a month.
Research Gates mission is to connect researchers and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise.
The mission of Linked In is to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do.