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Research Support for Staff and Students

Is Symplectic also the Repository?

No, the Leeds Beckett Repository holds the full text versions of research at our institution, whereas Symplectic Elements is a research management system that acts as a database of your work. This can be confusing, as you upload your full text versions via Symplectic, so you will never need to log in to the Repository. 

Visit our Symplectic page for more information on how to use the system and upload your research. 

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What is the Leeds Beckett Repository?

From 1st April 2018 journal articles and conference proceedings (with an ISSN) must be deposited in an institutional repository at the point of acceptance, as mandated by Research England.

The Leeds Beckett Repository includes full text versions of research outputs by members of staff and research students at the University.

The aim of the Repository is to provide Open Access (OA) to research, as required by funder policies and permitted by publishers and copyright law. 

When your work is available to download from our Repository, it can be found through search engines and accessed by anyone, increasing the views and possibly the impact of your research.

Request a copy

Your item in the Repository may be restricted, usually due to an embargo period set by your publisher. This means that whilst the record of your work is visible, it cannot be accessed by anyone except Repository staff.

Anyone who sees this record and wishes to read your deposited item can click on the Request a Copy icon:

This sends an email to the Research Services team. We will then check the request and contact any Leeds Beckett authors of the item to see if a personal copy may be passed between the individuals. If you receive this email, you may pass a copy of your work at your discretion to the person requesting access - this will not break publisher copyright. 

If you would like any help or guidance, please contact us.

Meet the Research Services team

Amy Campbell, Jennifer Bayjoo & Lucy Clark

Contact us

0113 812 4731

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