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Did you present at MURC? If so, you should definitely consider submitting your work to cIRcle. cIRcle is an open access digital repository for published and unpublished material created by the UBC community and its partners. Its aim is to showcase and preserve UBC’s unique intellectual output by making content freely available to anyone, anywhere via the web.

Some of the benefits of submitting to cIRcle include:

  • Google Scholar indexes vastly more open access than subscription-based articles – greatly increasing the likelihood that your work will be found and read.
  • By depositing scholarly materials into cIRcle, you place your work in the larger UBC context. In conjunction with other digital archives on campus, cIRcle’s aim is to create as complete an archive as possible of UBC’s intellectual output, thereby highlighting the university’s unique contribution to the world.

You can read more about the benefits here: http://circle.sites.olt.ubc.ca/faq/#Why_deposit_in_cIRcle.3F_.28Advantages.29

Steps for submission:

  1. Talk to your professor, instructor or supervisor about submitting your work to cIRcle.
  2. If your professor approves of your work being submitted to cIRcle, please ask them to fill out the student submission approval form. Please also refer your supervisor to cIRcle’s Getting Started for UBC Faculty guide (scroll down to the “undergraduate coursework” section).
    1. If you participated in the REX program, then have your supervisor enter the following on the student submission approval form: course name = N/A, course number = N/A, course end date = March 21, 2015, notes = this project was presented at MURC 2015 and completed as part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities’ Research Experience (REX) program.
    2. If your project consisted of two or more group members, have your supervisor fill out this form and upload it to the student submission approval form (under the List of Student Names & Corresponding Titles of Student Work section).
  3. After your professor has approved your request, please fill out the cIRcle Non-exclusive Distribution License form. You will receive an automatic email notification with a copy of your license which you can forward to your instructor for confirmation.
  4. Send a PDF of your final paper to ubc-circle@lists.ubc.ca
    1. Ensure it does not contain any annotations, comments, handwritten notes, or private information.
    2. Submission should contain a title page or section with the following information: Author name(s), Title, Date, Course name and Number
    3. File should be named according to the cIRcle File Naming Conventions.
  5. cIRcle staff will contact your professor and ensure that your work is submitted to cIRcle.
  6. After your work has been submitted to cIRcle, we will send you an email with the URL.