Overview

KAR is our institutional research repository. Its mission is to provide reliable, long-term, and open access to University of Kent research - making your research easier for everyone to find and use.

What is KAR?

KAR:

  • provides an official record of research works
  • preserves research works digitally
  • manages Open Access.

It's used for:

  • reporting to external funders and governing bodies
  • demonstrating compliance with community standards
  • providing evidence for academic staff promotions
  • feeding information to academic profile webpages
  • supporting communications and marketing
  • showing information about use and reach of research works.

How to use KAR

Getting started: the Manage Deposits/User Work area 

When you log into KAR you are taken to your Manage Deposits area. Not all items in this area are live in KAR:

  • only you can see items with the status User Work Area 
  • anyone can see items with the status Live Archive 

From this page you can: 

  • create new records 
  • view and edit records you have already deposited. 

You'll see a list of records you have deposited on KAR. This list doesn't include details of records that have been deposited by other people. 

To see a full list of the records in KAR associated with your name, use the Browse function. See the searching, browsing, exporting and dashboards (pdf) guide for more help.  

Help

Email researchsupport@kent.ac.uk

Find out all the ways you can get in touch:

Contact us

Research support links

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