The Centre of Biological Engineering (CEB) has passed today the milestone of 4.000 research publications deposited in the institutional repository of the University of Minho. Just one year ago CEB went beyond the milestone of 3.000 publications.
The RepositóriUM aims at storing, preserving, disseminating and granting access to the intellectual production of the University of Minho in digital format. It also intends to maximize the visibility, use and impact of the University Minho’s research through open access. CEB was one of the pioneer communities during the launch of the RepositóriUM, 11 years ago, and it is now its largest community, with open access to 93% of its deposited publications. The importance of the CEB’s publications is confirmed by the 1.25 million items downloaded, with an average of 300 downloads per document.