Deposit your Research

We invite all uOttawa faculty, graduate students and researchers to contribute their research and teaching materials to uO Research.

Why share your work?

  • Support Open Access – society as a whole benefits when research is shared widely.
  • Increased visibility online – your content is indexed by search engines like Google Scholar.
  • Usage statistics – download counts can help demonstrate the impact of your work.
  • Permanent URLs and DOIs – link to your work knowing these won’t change or break.

How to share your work:

Depositing previously published work

Depending on your publisher’s policy, you can share a version of your work online in uO Research. Learn more about which version you can share.

  1. Log into uO Research using your uoAccess credentials and select "New Submission".
  2. If your published work has a DOI, ArXiV or PubMed ID, select the option "Import Publication Details", enter the unique ID and click the search button. The system will retrieve the details of the publication.
  3. Select the collection that corresponds to your department, school, research centre or institute.
  4. Fill out as many publication details as possible. If you include the journal ISSN, the journal’s sharing policy from the Sherpa/Romeo database will be displayed at the file upload stage, if applicable.
  5. Upload your file. Files should be made accessible in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), where practicable. Examples of not practicable situations may include materials formatted by a publisher, or files you have no authority or control over. Otherwise, see the FAQ section for tips on creating accessible documents.
  6. If required by a publisher’s policy, select the end date of the embargo period.
  7. Optionally, select a Creative Commons licence. Learn more about Creative Commons licences in uO Research.
  8. Complete your deposit by granting uO Research a non-exclusive distribution license.
  9. You will receive an email notification with a permanent URL once your deposit is accepted.

Depositing unpublished work

If you would like a DOI to be assigned to your work, please send a request to ruor@uottawa.ca

  1. Log into uO Research using your uoAccess credentials and select "New Submission".
  2. Select the collection that corresponds to your department or research institute.
  3. Describe your work by filling in as many fields as possible. The more descriptive information you include, the more likely your research will be at the top of online search results.
  4. Upload your file. Files should be made accessible in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), where practicable. See the FAQ section for tips on creating accessible documents.
  5. Optionally, select a Creative Commons licence. Learn more about Creative Commons licences in uO Research.
  6. Complete your deposit by granting uO Research a non-exclusive distribution license.
  7. Once your research is accepted for deposit by uO Research staff you will receive email notification with a permanent URL for your entry.

If there is no collection for your department, school, or institute email ruor@uottawa.ca to request that one be created.