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TARA: Trinity's Access to Research Archive

A guide to Trinity's institutional Open Access repository

What is TARA?

TARA (Trinity’s Access to Research Archive) is Trinity's Open Access Institutional Repository. It is designed to store, distribute, and preserve the digital materials of Trinity College Dublin.

TARA hosts a wide range of content types, including research papers, datasets, photographs, videos, theses, conference papers, and other digital content. This content is made openly available online and is discoverable through Google and Google Scholar. TARA is one of the largest institutional repositories in Ireland and currently holds over 17,000 items.

How to upload to TARA

  • You can add your publications to TARA through your RSS profile: read more about how to upload to TARA here.
  • If you would like to learn more about the RSS and TARA, please join our Blackboard course "Research Support System and TARA training". You can simply self-enrol by searching for module code "rss_tara".
  • If you would like to arrange in-person training for yourself or a group, please contact

Why upload to TARA?

  • Having your publications in TARA will increase the impact and visibility of your work by making it openly available to everyone
  • Studies have shown that depositing your work in an Open Access repoistory can increase your citations
  • Most major funders have Open Access requirements for your publications and depositing your work in TARA lets you meet these requirements quickly and easily
  • TARA offers long-term storage and preservation of your work into the future

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