LUPIN and the Institutional Repository

The Loughborough University Research Information System (LUPIN) and the Institutional Repository (IR) are the means by which staff manage their research output metadata and make their publications and other research outputs accessible to an external audience.

LUPIN is the Loughborough University Research Information System which enables staff and students to store and manage the metadata for all research outputs. LUPIN data is used for a range of internal reporting purposes, including preparations for the Research Excellence Framework, and also provides the automatic 'Featured Publications' feed on academic staff web pages.

The Institutional Repository (IR) is the University's external-facing repository of Loughborough's research output. Submissions to the IR are made via LUPIN. Loughborough's IR contains around 30,000 full-text items and includes journal papers, book chapters, conference papers, theses and audiovisual material. The aims and objectives of the IR are:

  • To increase the accessibility and visibility of Loughborough’s research output and to increase citation rates
  • To support individual members of the University in providing open online access to their research output
  • To ensure the storage and preservation of Loughborough’s research output at institutional level
  • To attract greater funding to Loughborough’s Schools and Departments
  • To showcase the research output of Loughborough’s academics, and raise their national and international profile

Get started (see below for E-thesis submission)

  1. Login to LUPIN with your University username and password.
  2. Upload the 'accepted for publication' version (ideally PDF) rather than the publisher PDF.
  3. You will be required to agree to the terms and conditions of the Institutional Repository licence for each submission to give us permission to make your work available online. Depending on your licence agreement with the publisher, your file will be made available under the appropriate Creative Commons licence.
  4. Repository staff will check publisher copyright policies and manage publisher embargoes and will email you when your submission has been added.

E-thesis submission

Students are required to deposit a copy of the final version of their Ph.D. thesis, as approved by their Examiners, in electronic format in the University’s Institutional Repository. Each thesis will be made freely available on the web via the University’s Institutional Repository unless the thesis is Restricted or Confidential. The research degree will not be awarded until the electronic version has been deposited with the University.

Full guidance is available on the Doctoral College website

LUPIN user guides and presentations