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Open Research


Open Research Systems Team

The ORS team is part of Digital Iniatives within the University Library. We are responsible for managing Apollo (Repository service and technical aspects of the underpinning software platform), and its integrations with other University systems.

While ownership of the Repository service lies within the team, there are other units involved in managing the tecnical infrastructure and a number of operational aspects of Apollo. The diagram below provides more details about the different teams involved and the aspects they manage.


  • In addition to service ownership, the ORS team is responsible for technical / software development, maintenance and platform upgrades of Apollo and associated integrations, together with user support and technical queries.
  • The technical infrastructure and storage are fully owned by Digital Initiatives and managed by the Digital Services Team.
  • The University Information Services (UIS) provides the data centres underpinning the repository’s infrastructure and storage mentioned above. There are currently two data centres: one for main equipment, and another one for managing multicopy, redundancy.
  • The Office of Scholarly Communication manages and curates the repository’s content.
  • Open access submissions, research datasets and doctoral theses are deposited into Apollo via another University system, Symplectic Elements, which is owned by the Research Information Office.

The team

Dr Agustina Martínez-García - Open Research Systems Manager

Peter Sutton-Long - Repository Manager

Contact details

For any enquiry about Apollo please contact us:



Our standard office hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.


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