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Helping you to undertake and publish your research, and maximise its impact.

CERES repository

Governance, service information and policies 


The purpose of CERES is to provide suitable storage, retrieval, and display of Cranfield research output, supporting the University’s commitment to open research, promoting and sharing Cranfield expertise. Content includes, but is not limited, to pre-prints, journal articles, conference papers, theses, books and book chapters, technical reports, patents, posters, software, and datasets (via CORD in CERES). Content is provided both by direct deposit into CERES and through the University’s CRIS system.  


CERES repository terms of use 

The CERES Repository Terms of Use form the framework that determines how members of the University, and the community of end users, interact with CERES. 

Repository service level 

The service level definition for CERES is an uptime of 99.7% to meet the technical requirements of Plan S


  • Assigning DOIs - qualifying material deposited in CERES may be assigned a persistent identifier in the form of a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). 
  • Takedown policy



View the current Accessibility Statement on the CERES repository homepage


Repository governance 

The University's Library Services Research Support Team is responsible for managing CERES and works with IT Services and the Research and Innovation Office, and with commercial partners PTFS and Digital Science, to ensure its integrations with other University systems. 

The team is responsible for: 

  • overseeing technical and software development, maintenance, and platform upgrades of CERES,
  • management and curation of content. Open access submissions are deposited into CERES via the University's CRIS (Current Research Information System), whilst research datasets and theses are submitted directly into CERES via a mediated service,
  • customer support and training,
  • maintaining repository policies and guidance documents,
  • external enquiries and document supply. 

The Research Support Team report directly to the Head of Library Education, Research & Skills Services, who is part of the Library Leadership Team in Library Services.  


Please email the Research Support Team in Library Services.