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What is HIRA?

Hope's Institutional Research Archive (HIRA) holds details of the research outputs produced by Liverpool Hope's academic staff. It is the mechanism for showcasing our research outputs and allows the University to meet the open access requirements for the next REF. It also provides publication data used by the Academic Profile system.

HIRA - Complete Guide: Detailed information on how to add research outputs and how to search the repository

Why should I add my research outputs to HIRA?: How it benefits you and the university

REF Ready: Short guide to adding journal articles and conference proceedings

HIRA Guide: Further information including an FAQ



Institutional Repository Usage Statistics (IRUS-UK) is a JISC funded national aggregation service for UK institutional repositories, which collects usage statistics to industry standards (COUNTER). Hope's Institutional Research Archive joined IRUS-UK on 26th January 2018.

The IRUS-UK portal can be accessed by selecting Liverpool Hope University from the list of institutions and then entering your network login.

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Guide to reports & usage statistics