Metadata Policy

For information describing items in the repository:

  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes provided the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given.
  3. The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.

Data Policy

For full-text and other full data items:

  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. Single copies of full items can be reproduced, and displayed or performed in any format or medium for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.
  3. Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  4. Mention of All Ireland Public Health Repository is appreciated but not mandatory.

Content Policy

For types of documents and data sets held:

  1. This is a multi-institution subject-based repository.
  2. Subject Specialities: Health and Medicine
  3. All Ireland Public Health Repository holds all types of materials.
  4. Deposited items may include:
    • submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
    • published versions (publisher-created files)
  5. Items are individually tagged with:
    • their peer-review status.
    • their publication status.

Submission Policy

Concerning depositors, quality and copyright:

  1. Eligible depositors must deposit full texts of all their publications.
  2. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of All Ireland Public Health Repository, valid layout & format, and the exclusion of spam
  3. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
  4. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicy visible until any emabargo period has expired.
  5. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  6. If All Ireland Public Health Repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be withdrawn immediately.

Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. The All Ireland Public Health Repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
  3. The All Ireland Public Health Repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. Items may not normally be withdrawn from All Ireland Public Health Repository.
  5. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • National security
    • Falsified research
    • Other
  6. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  7. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
  8. Broken links will be removed and a note explaining the reasons for withdrawal included with a link to a replacement version, where available
  9. Changes to deposited items are not permitted. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
    • The earlier version may be withdrawn from public view.
    • The item's persistent URL will always link to the latest version.
  10. In the event of All Ireland Public Health Repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.