CURVE is the service behind Carleton's institutional repository which gathers and provides open access to the academic, research output and creative works of Carleton faculty and scholars.

Key Benefits - Why you should deposit your work with CURVE

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Meet Open Access and Dissemination Requirements of Funders

CURVE will assist Carleton researchers in meeting the open access and dissemination requirements of the Tri-Council and other funding agencies to make the research available to the public.

Support Open Scholarship

Increase Availability and Impact

CURVE increases the visibility for your research, bringing many readers to your content. Persistent location and identifiers makes it easier for colleagues to find, utilize and cite your work. CURVE also provides world-wide accessibility via search engines such as Google Scholar.

Archive Quickly and Effectively

CURVE efficiently archives your scholarly work, grey literature, pre-publications, and other research outputs in a standards-based, centralized repository.

Preserve for the Long-Term

CURVE provides long-term preservation for your digital resources and adds valuable metadata and digital object identifiers to assist in access and attribution. CURVE supports the use of international standards for Open Access and preservation, and participates in national and international research infrastructure networks to ensure widespread availability of research.

Contact us to explore self-deposit options or to have our digital collections specialists assist you.

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See Access to Research Results: Guiding Principles. As principal funders of research, SSHRC (Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council), CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) & NSERC (Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council) are working together to make research results as widely available and accessible as possible.

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