Institutional Repository > How do I submit

UCC staff, researchers and postgraduate students can submit their research publications to CORA. Click this link to download a PDF file for an overview of what’s involved in archiving your research publications.


Since IRIS and CORA are integrated, those with an IRIS profile can upload the files to CORA directly from IRIS. 

Or follow this guide to see how you can easily and quickly submit your research publications in IRIS.  Submit your Research Guide [PDF 530KB].

You can also e-mail your publications together with a reference for the publication to and we will archive on your behalf in accordance with the CORA deposit licence.

For PhD students interested in submitting an e-thesis, see the Institutional Repository: UCC E-theses and E-theses FAQs for more information.

What to deposit in CORA

Different formats can be uploaded and these will be converted to pdf where appropriate. We accept the following items in CORA:

  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • Books Edited
  • Journal Articles
  • Conference Items
  • Reports
  • Government Publications written by UCC authors
  • Technical Reports
  • Scholarly contribution to a newspaper or magazine
  • Working papers
  • Book Reviews


Only items for which you hold copyright or which the rights holder has granted you permission can be uploaded to CORA. For this reason, CORA staff will check the copyright status of an item when it is uploaded to CORA.  However, you can speed up the archiving process by firstly checking copyright yourself.  See the Institutional Repository: Copyright page for guidelines on how to do this.

Version of Journal Articles

While most journal publishers support the right of authors to make their own work available online, the majority do not permit you to use the published version of a paper. Many journal publishers do, however, permit archiving of the accepted version after peer review edits have been incorporated but before any copy editing, branding or formatting changes have been incorporated. We would advise that you should upload this version of a publication to CORA.  You may not have maintained drafts of your older publications but you can always start with future publications.  For tips on version control, see the Versions Toolkit developed by London School of Economics.


Still confused?  Please contact Breeda Herlihy, IR Manager email: or tel: +353-21-4205109  

Last updated: 31 January 2017