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TARA: Trinity's Access to Research Archive

A guide to Trinity's institutional Open Access repository

Deposit via the RSS

You can deposit your publication in TARA via the TCD Research Support System. To upload your publication to TARA simply click on the TARA tab when you are entering or editing your publication in the Research Support System. From there you can send the publication information from the RSS system to TARA and upload the full text.

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

What can I upload to TARA?

TARA is not just a repository for journal articles and theses! TARA also holds a wide range of other materials, including but not limited to:

  • Datasets
  • Images
  • Audio Files
  • Working papers and reports
  • Conference papers
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Other digital materials

If you have any queries about what kind of content is suitable for TARA, please don't hesitate to contact us at


While many publishers will not allow you to deposit a copy of the published version of your article in TARA, the vast majority do allow you to deposit (or 'self-archive) the Accepted Manuscript version.

Every item uploaded to TARA is checked by the TARA administrators to make sure that it complies with the publisher's copyright policy.

See here for more information on copyright and licensing in TARA.

Which version should I upload?

The Trinity College Dublin Open Access Publications Policy states that 'each staff member and research student will provide, immediately
upon acceptance for publication, an electronic copy of the final peer‐reviewed draft of each article' for deposit in TARA. This is also the version that the majority of publishers will allow you to deposit.

The final peer-reviewed draft of a paper is also often referred to as the Author's Accepted Manuscript, or post-print. This version may contain the same text as the final published version, but it should not contain any of the publisher's copy-editing or formatting.

See the below examples for an idea of what the paper you upload to TARA should look like.


Version types