Open Access Repositories

Many universities and research institutions in Belgium run an institutional or subject-based repository. At present almost all universities and major university colleges have Open Access repositories. At present OpenDOAR list 35 Belgian repositories. Available full-text contents include doctoral and licentiate theses, journal articles, conference papers, reports, books and book chapters.

In the World ranking of Repositories the Belgian repositories are doing well, with 3 repositories listed in the top 100 of repositories worldwide, namely those of the Catholic university of Leuven, The university of Liege and the university of Ghent. There is no overarching open access mandate but awareness of Open Access issues has been rising steadily and 17 institutions set open access mandates.

For a full list of Belgian Repositories, see OpenDOAR. Several of these repositories are harvested in Mosa.

A list of the Belgian institutions that host Open Repositories:

Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)
Orfeo (Open Repository for Federal Organisations)

Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE)
KCE Repository

DONum – BICfB (Dépôt d’Objets Numérisés)

European Commission
JRC Publications Repository

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen
Howest DSpace

Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde Antwerpen (ITG)
Tropmed Central Antwerp

IODE (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange)
Aquatic Commons

OceanDocs- INSTM – Tunisia

Katholieke Hogeschool, Limburg (KHLim)
DoKS@ Katholieke Hogeschool, Limburg

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven)

Thomas More
Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen Theses

Université de Liège (University of Liège) (ULiège)

ORBi (Open Repository and Bibliography)

MatheO (Master Thesis Online)

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Universiteit Antwerpen (University of Antwerp)
IRUA (Institutional Repository Universiteit Antwerpen)

Universiteit Gent
Ghent University Academic Bibliography

Universiteit Hasselt
Document Server@UHasselt

Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)
DIAL (Dépôt Institutionel de l’Université catholique de Louvain et de l’Université Saint-Louis)

Université de Mons (UMONS)

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (Flanders Marine Institute) (VLIZ)
Open Marine Archive (OMA)

VIOE (Vlaams Instituut voor het Onroerend Erfgoed)
Open Archief van VIOE-publicaties (OAR)

Waterbouwkundig Laboratorium (Flanders Hydraulics Research)
Open FHR Archive

XIOS Hogeschool Limburg (XIOS)
Xios Theses


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