Swansea University's Research Information System (RIS) is designed to be a single, central repository of published and ongoing research at the University. All research publications authored or co-authored by Swansea University staff and higher degree postgraduate students can be uploaded into RIS and this feeds the following services:
The Library Research Support Team (LRST) can help with general queries for outputs, embargo periods, copyright, reporting functions etc.
Technical problems can be logged using the IT Service Desk portal from the My Apps area of the staff intranet.
The copyright of the work remains with the author or publisher depending on the copyright transfer agreement signed by the author.
From July 2023 the Swansea University Research Publications Policy enables researchers to retain re-use rights in their own work and requires full and immediate open access for all.
The publisher policy will specify which version of your manuscript you can upload to RIS and Cronfa.
Full text items deposited in Cronfa are subject to copyright. Conditions of use vary and copyright may be indicated on the page associated with each item.
Anyone may access the metadata free of charge. Metadata may be used or reproduced in any format or medium, without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes provided the OAI identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given.
Swansea University bears no responsibility for any infringements of third-party copyright.
Published research uploaded into the Swansea University Research Information System (RIS) will automatically be made available through Cronfa, the university repository (https://Cronfa.swansea.ac.uk). The repository will preserve a copy of the research output for a minimum of 10 years, and will use best endeavors to ensure continued readability and accessibility. This means that items may be migrated to new file formats where necessary.
RIS/Cronfa Content and Collection Policy
RIS will contain any material that relates to research output, including:
Access : Anyone may access items free of charge
Items may be reproduced, displayed, performed or given to third parties for:
Full-text items deposited in Cronfa are subject to copyright. Unless indicated otherwise, all rights are reserved and items may only be used in accordance with national copyright laws. Users may make a single copy for the purpose of non-commercial research or private study within the limits of fair dealing under the copyright exception in section 29 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
Creative Commons (CC) licences are the most frequently applied licences for Open Access (OA) content. The most popular CC licences for OA research outputs:
Attribution (CC BY)
This licence allows users to use an item in any way, including commercially, as long as they credit the creator of the original work.
Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)
This licence allows users to use an item in any way, as long as they credit the creator of the original work. Their work must be non-commercial.
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
This licence allows users to download and share an item without making any adaptations. They must credit the creator and they can't use the work commercially.
Other CC licences are available on their website: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Licence information included in Cronfa is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time. We may manipulate, redact or remove any part of the repository content at our sole discretion. If you consider content to be in breach of UK law please contact us including the URL of the record and the reason for the withdrawal request.
To the extent possible under law, Swansea University Library has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to the metadata in Cronfa Swansea University Repository. This work is published from: United Kingdom.
Cronfa record metadata is made available under a Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain License.
The repository is an online archive and is not a publisher.
1. Items will be retained for at least 10 years from the date of deposit.
2. The repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
3. Items will be migrated to new file formats where necessary, however it may not be possible to guarantee the readability of some unusual file formats.
4. The repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
5. In the event of the repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.
The repository is controlled in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.