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City Research Online (CRO)

What is City Research Online (CRO)?

City Research Online (CRO) enables our academics, research staff and research students to record bibliographic details of their research and make the research outputs openly available. CRO helps academic and research staff meet the open access requirements for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

It consists of City's open access institutional repository and the research publications database. 

  • The publications database: Records details of the research produced by our academics, research staff and research students. This information is publicly available through Staff Profiles
  • The institutional repository: Makes the full text of the research produced by our academics, research staff and research students freely available to anyone with internet connection. Anyone can access, read, use and cite the research found in the institutional repository. High ranking by search engines enables the widest possible audience for the content of the repository. 

Our Elements help Ask Us questions provides guidance on how to use the publications database and upload your research to CRO.