UCL Research


Collections of UCL sustainable development-related research launched

7 December 2020

A collection of all UCL published research related to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been published by UCL Press in collaboration with ScienceOpen.

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The online platform brings together records for published articles, pre-prints, book chapters, conference proceedings, working papers and reports from a global database maintained by ScienceOpen.

As well as the collection of all UCL SDG-related research outputs, users can view separate collections of research related to each of the UN’s 17 SDGs and filter each collection by key words.

“These collections contribute to UCL’s mission to disseminate its research widely and openly throughout the world,” says Dr Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services & UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship).

The collections can be accessed from UCL’s new SDG website that highlights a range of activity at UCL in support of the SDGs, which went live earlier this autumn.

“The collections demonstrate the vast and diverse amount of research at UCL that is helping to achieve the 17 SDGs,” says Simon Knowles, Head of Coordination (SDGs). “It should also facilitate future collaborations by helping researchers to identify others across UCL’s different disciplines who are working to solve similar challenges related to the SDGs.”

The SDG collections follow the launch of a collection of all publicly available UCL COVID-19 research, which went live in June 2020. This contains 900 publications and has had more than 21,500 views.

The collections use metadata (catalogue descriptions) to pull in research from a range of outlets from traditional commercial journals to pre-print servers. Where the research is open access, the platform makes the full text of the publication available.