KAR - the Kent Academic Repository

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.

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What is 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.


Email researchsupport@kent.ac.uk

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