ISTA Research Explorer



ISTA Research Explorer is the institutional repository at ISTA which combines the former IST PubRep, IST PubList and IST DataRep within one repository.

It contains all publications, published research data and grants from researchers at ISTA and supports the mission to make research at ISTA as open as possible to the public. The data sets are provided with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows persistent citation. It contains profiles of all researchers at ISTA and those SSU/Admin staff who agreed on publishing their profile.

The repository is based on the software LibreCat, which is developed by the Universities of Bielefeld, Ghent and Lund.

Researchers affiliated with ISTA can add publications via different import functions (e.g. using DOI, ArXiv ID or PubMed ID ) and publish their scholarly papers Open Access under the conditions of the publisher. IST Research Explorer therefore facilitates the responsibility of the researchers to achieve the grants and funders requirements of Open Access to the research cycle such as the ERC Horizon 2020 or FWF.

The metadata records (except the copyright protected abstracts) are available under a CC0 license.

Additional information:

User Guides for the IST Researchers Explorer
ISTA Open Access policy


For further questions and support please contact the library team!