The ROMOR Project “Research Output Management through Open Access Institutional Repositories in Palestinian Higher Education Institutions” aims over the course of three years to build capacity on research output management in four leading PS HEIs by establishing Open Access Institutional Repositories (OAIR). The training which is required to establish these repositories, and then their implementation, population and management will be the core of the Project. Learning outcomes from these activities will also be shared and disseminated in a variety of ways, including the establishment of mechanisms to assist proactively other institutions in setting up and managing repositories.

This Project aims to improve not only the visibility and the management of scientific research, but also to support the advocacy in support of open access to research outputs and to foster scholarly communication and coordination between PS HEIs.

The Project comprises 4 PS HEIs and 4 European Higher Education Institutions (EU HEIs).

The partner PS HEIs are:

  • P1: Islamic University of Gaza (IUG)
  • P2: Birzeit University (BZU)
  • P3: Al-Quds Open University (QOU)
  • P8: Palestine Technical University - Kadoorie (KAD)

The partner EU HEIs are:

  • P4: Technische Universitaet Wien (TUWIEN)
  • P5: Universita Degli Studi Di Parma (PARMA)
  • P6: University of Brighton (BU)
  • P7: University of Glasgow (GLA)

IUG is the main applicant and the coordinator of the Project. All other Project partners will participate in managing the Project through managing the activities they are responsible for, while IUG will be the main assistant partner to facilitate all activities of the Project. The partners will be involved in the early training, and in the early installation of pilot repositories and also in ongoing work to investigate repository population and management.