What is Eureka?

Eureka is an open access digital archive of research output produced by Saïd Business School. It has been established by Sainsbury library staff, and provides an easy and quick deposit service for academics and research staff of Saïd Business School. Wherever possible, Eureka provides an electronic copy of full text with each deposit. If an electronic copy can not be provided (due to copyright or any other reason), an alternative location would be provided to access the relevant content.

Why Eureka?

Eureka has been established with the following goals in mind:

  • Helping the worldwide research community to discover and use the work of Saïd Business School researchers.
  • Bring together the research output of Saïd Business School in one single repository.

Benefits to Researchers

  • Increased visibility of research:
  • Eureka is compliant with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) international standard. This standard is favoured by Google and Google scholar and your results will normally rank higher in most search engines.

    Specialised Services, such as OAIster, Scientific Commons and BASE can harvest directly from Eureka, therefore making your research widely available. OAIster also incorporates the results directly in WorldCat, the largest Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) in the world.

    Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) can harvest directly from Eureka, giving the researchers direct and optimised dissemination of their research to different resources such as search engines and SSRN.

  • Increased citation impact:
  • The wider dissemination of your research directly correlates with increased impact and higher citation count.

  • Long-term preservation of your work:
  • Both Eureka and ORA provide long-term preservation of your research work. This means that if you change your institution or your website, the work deposited in Eureka will still stay at the same address. Furthermore, we will preserve all versions of the work that you deposit with Eureka, providing a backup storage for all your work.

  • Quick and easy deposit mechanism:
  • Eureka provides a very simple mechanism to deposit your research. The whole process is quick and easy to understand and also provides you advanced download statistics.

Guide for using EUREKA

A guide to depositing items with Eureka is available here.

Takedown Policy

If the library is made aware of a breach of copyright or any other reason why an item should not be made available on Eureka, the item will be made temporarily unavailable as soon as possible. An assessment will then be made as to whether the item should be permanently removed.

Technical Help

Any technical correspondence concerning this specific repository should be sent to