What is Apollo?

Apollo is the institutional repository of the University of Cambridge. It was established in 2003 as a service to share the research outputs of the University. The Repository is committed to store and preserve the University’s research outputs. Research outputs can include, but are not limited to, publications, conference proceedings, book chapters, monographs, theses, various forms of research data (video recordings, spreadsheets, computational scripts, code, images etc.), presentations and others.

As outlined in Apollo’s terms of use, the Repository is responsible for the curation of deposited research outputs, as well as for storing and sharing those outputs according to the guidelines of research funders and abiding to principles and recommendations from Cambridge University Library’s (CUL) Digital Preservation Policy. Apollo underpins the commitment of the University of Cambridge to preserve for the long-term and provide access to its research as widely as possible in order to contribute to society as well as to academic advancement. Its primary focus is on providing open access to the University’s research publications. For further information, see the relevant Open Access pages.

Benefits of using Apollo

Governance and policies

Our Governance and Policies page contains further information on the governance structure and relevant policies.

Apollo itself is managed by the Open Research Systems team which is part of Digital Initiatives and based in Cambridge University Library. Teams within Open Research at the University Library are responsible for managing and curating the content available on Apollo.

The Open Research site will help you to decide if you need to deposit your research output and the best route to do so.

Please see our Notice and takedown policy page.

Details of the teams responsible for Apollo and its content are available on our Contact us page.

Information about Apollo