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Research Engagement

The Library's Research Engagement Team provides support and guidance for research staff and students with research publications and research data management. You can find us on the 2nd Floor.

We can help you with...

Depositing publications in CentAUR
We manage CentAUR the Open Access repository for the University of Reading's research publications. Visit our CentAUR guide to find out how to use the institutional repository and what to deposit.

Managing, preserving, and sharing your data effectively.
We manage the University's Research Data Archive, which can be used to preserve and provide long-term access to the data supporting published research outputs. Visit our Research data management webpages for help and information.

Open Access
We are working to foster a culture of Open Research at the University. Find out more about publishing Open Access.

See also our Checklist of 12 things you can do to be open. Our Open Research Handbook offers a primer in key open practices.

Visit our guide for research staff & students for further information, including a helpful checklist for getting up to speed with University policies and processes, and to ensure your research record and researcher profile are up-to-date.


We offer a wide range of training courses, seminars and workshops to help University staff curate their digital profiles, publish Open Access, boost citations and manage and share research data. These can be booked via UoRLearn.

The Research Engagement Team

  • Alison Sutton - Research Engagement Manager
  • Karen Rowlett - Research Publications Adviser
  • Robert Darby - Research Data Manager
  • Olivia Thompson - Digital Humanities Project Officer
  • Chloe Bolsover - Senior Library Assistant
  • Claire Collins - Senior Library Assistant
  • Rogan Dixon - Senior Library Assistant