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The Island Research Repository
Your gateway to Island research
The Island Research Repository is a shared, open-access repository based in Jersey, Channel Islands.
The repository contains an ever-growing collection of research from multiple organisations in Jersey, covering topics from Health and Social Care to Politics, Environment and History.
Although this project is initially accepting research from Jersey, as it grows, it aims to the encourage the submission of research from its neighbouring Channel Islands, other UKOTs, other small islands and beyond!
If you have a research project or finished document you wish to upload to the Island Research Repository; please contact the most appropriate organisation for the subject of your research - Contact details are listed on the website
The Island Research Repository (IRR) is an informal collective of second and third-sector organisations that have come together to publish Jersey-based research for the benefit of our island community. Consisting of academics, practitioners and community organisers, the IRR’s steering group looks to organise a central repository to support research accessibility, impact and influence and identify those who are currently involved with any aspect of research on the island.
Although the IRR aims to collect and collate relevant Jersey-based research for the benefit of our island community, the IRR will also serve as a basis of knowledge for other island nations and small states. This exchange of knowledge on a global level will help widen the IRR’s importance while demonstrating Jersey’s position as a leading authority on many subjects relating to islands and island communities.
The Island Research Repository’s scope includes:
Social Care / Welfare
History and Heritage
With a generous grant made available by the Jersey Community Foundation, the IRR is committed to providing free, open-access materials that aim to:
Assess the needs of local populations and plan strategically to meet these needs;
Examine what types of strategic partnerships are developed locally and how these may be associated with delivering improved island-based outcomes;
Use local data and research to inform and/or underpin good decision-making for the benefit of our island community;
The rationale for creating the Island Research Repository is primarily to help centralise primary-based research undertaken on the island in one accessible location. However, the repository also aims to encourage organisations and individuals to undertake additional original research in Jersey, published in an open-access format and submitted for the purpose of elevating Jersey’s research profile and output.