Sussex Research Online


About the service

Sussex Research Online (SRO) is the institutional repository of the University of Sussex. It provides a single location for information about our research outputs, making them globally available. Sussex Research Online is a key part of the University’s research strategy.

SRO and Elements

In January 2020 the University is launching Elements, a new system for the management of research activities including publications. The system is launching on a School by School basis between January and March, and once your School has been granted access to Elements you will deposit new publications into Elements rather than SRO. SRO will remain in place but users will work within Elements rather than SRO.

Full training and support for Elements is available. See the Elements webpages for details

What are the benefits to the researcher?

  • Increases the visibility and impact of your research
  • Maximises the chances of being read and cited where your work is available in full-text
  • Reach potential research collaborators, funders, and students
  • Easier to comply with funder requirements to make publications available via open access
  • SRO provides a single, stable archive of research outputs that feeds into other institutional systems and processes, including the publications tab on web profiles. It allows the production of research-related lists and reports for individuals and departments.