University research outputs

SURE is the University's research repository - a collection of research produced at the University of Sunderland.

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Research repository

The repository is managed by the Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian and by the Research Repository and Publishing Coordinator. 

The repository contains book chapters, journal articles, reports, artwork, exhibitions, films, PhD theses, conference papers, and other material relating to scholarly research. The University of Sunderland fully endorses the principle of open access to research publications and requires all authors to deposit their research outputs in SURE to provide an accurate record of research activity.

Since April 2016, for a research output to be included in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) the University requires that we comply with current Open Access guidance. Please note that this guidance will be updated in 2024 when the Open Access guidance for REF2028 is released. 

Visit the SURE website here.

For guidance on Open Access and Scholarly Communication please consult our Research and Scholarly Communications guide.

You can also follow our blog for news about scholarly communications, open access publishing, funder and REF requirements and more. 

To submit a request for support to use this repository, please fill out this form.


Any questions, get in touch with the team at


Page reviewed: October 2023