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American University Research Archive

AU Research Archive (AURA) is the new location for institutional outputs for American University’s faculty, staff, and other knowledge creators. The AU Research Archive preserves and makes a variety of research outputs openly available, including working papers, preprints, manuscripts, datasets, theses & dissertations, and more.

Existing institutional repository content in the AU Digital Research Archive (AUDRA) will be migrated to AURA during the Summer 2023 semester. Archival and Special Collections will remain in AUDRA.

Submit your Research

AU Research Archive uses self-submission. AU faculty can log in using AU credentials, but other users will need to request an AURA account.

Researchers are encouraged to submit research outputs to the AU Research Archive, including working papers, conference presentations, research reports, article preprints and reprints, research datasets, and other works for inclusion in the institutional repository. Submissions will be checked for copyright violations, including publisher policies and restrictions, and metadata prior to upload.

Staff, students, and anyone wishing to upload someone else’s work, including research centers, should contact the AURA help team,, to set up an account.

The library also hosts the American University Digital Research Archive (AUDRA) for special collections and digital archives. Learn more about where the best place to submit your materials here.

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