About SURE

The University of Sunderland is committed to Open Access and mandates that all staff deposit the outputs of their research in SURE.

The University of Sunderland Open Access Mandate

SURE is the University of Sunderland’s research repository. It is an open online collection of the research outputs produced at the University.

Go to SURE

SURE provides a way for authors to engage with Open Access but also collects data on and provides a showcase for research conducted across the institution.

Open Access

SURE is provided by the University to enable our authors to take advantage of the Green route to Open Access, by self-archiving their work in SURE authors can increase access to their research and meet funder requirements on Open Access.

Research discovery

SURE is indexed by a number of discovery tools including Google Scholar, unpaywall and CORE. SURE provides authors with a stable URL with which to link to the Green Open Access version of their work. This can be used to share the work through course materials, social media or platforms such as Wikipedia.

Staff Profiles

Publications logged in SURE inform the publications tab of staff profiles on the University Website.

For support with publications on your staff profile contact sure@sunderland.ac.uk

Staff Profiles

Research evaluation

It is good practice to keep your publications up to date in SURE. Staff submitting an Individual Research Plan will need to refer to their relevant publications in SURE.


SURE displays statistics about your work, downloads and Altmetric scores are displayed at the article level.