An institutional repository is an academic content database which accumulates and saves the fruits of the research and education of the institution (academic articles, doctoral theseis, research papers, teaching materials etc.) permanently, and disseminates them on the internet to be able to be accessed freely by anybody.
University of Tsukuba Repository (Tulips-R) is the institutional repository of the University of Tsukuba, and the faculty and staff can register their academic or educational contents in it.
Benefits of Registering Contents in Tulips-R
- You can accumulate, save and publish your fruits of research even if neither you nor your laboratory has a website.
- Access to fruits of your research will increase and also the citations can be expected to increase.
- You can disseminate the journal articles free of charge even though the journal is expensive for subscription. (You should follow the policy of the publisher.)
- Your fruits of research can be listed on one page. (You can link to them from and submit contents via TRIOS, Tsukuba Researchers Information Online System.)
- You can check the box of "Open Access" in the Report of the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI). You can see more information on the website of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Types of Contents You Can Register
- Journal articles
- Departmental bulletin papers
- Theses or dissertations
- Other fruits of research and education - research reports, presentation slides in conferences, teaching materials etc.
University of Tsukuba adopted "University of Tsukuba Open Access Policy" in November 2015 and recommend the faculty to register fruits of their research.
Access Tulips-R and know the ways to register contents and handle the copyright!