IRBU is an Open Repository that makes BU’s research available to the world. IRBU can be used to meet the Open Access Mandate of funders by having a publication you produced placed in the repository (aka Green Open Access). Aside from this there are other benefits to sharing your content in IRBU including Unique Identifiers for your research paper, Usage statistics and Altmetrics, the ability to create a research profile page that links to all of your publications in IRBU and the ability to have it easily located via Google Scholar.
Before submitting content to IRBU first check what restrictions (e.g. embargo periods, versions of files) may exist with your publisher. You can easily learn this via your contract or via SHERPA RoMEO. Frequently you will learn that you can upload a pre-print or post-print but not the publishers final version. Timelines around how long a period (if any) each publication is embargoed is also listed. Once you know this, you can submit the appropriate file and indicate the time period for the embargo. Content will be added but not displayed until the embargo period is over.
Any files and embargo periods can be submitted to IRBU at Brandon University. Once publishing timelines have been verified , the publication will be cataloged and uploaded to IRBU.