OUR Digital Undergraduate Research Repository is a service of the UNLV Libraries. Its mission is to capture, preserve, and share the intellectual output of UNLV faculty, staff, students, and collaborations with other stakeholders. Research and scholarly archived output includes: articles, monographs, audio/visual presentations, working papers, technical reports, conference papers/posters, theses/dissertations, data sets, and publicly-funded research.

Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is a bi-annual (i.e., fall and spring issues), peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access journal primarily dedicated to the publication of undergraduate student research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The OUR Digital Undergraduate Research Repository (DUREP) provides UNLV undergraduate researchers with an additional open access outlet and service dedicated to capturing, curating, reporting, and disseminating high-quality and mentored research conducted at the undergraduate level. Accepted research output includes posters, audio/visual presentations, multimedia, unpublished reports, unpublished conference papers, lightning talks, thesis, and other acceptable research outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process of DUREP?

  • Undergraduate students are invited to submit their monographs, research presentation slides, working papers, videos, posters, and other digital materials to be preserved via OUR’s DUREP. Students begin by completing the DUREP form. Once the form is submitted, the faculty research mentor receives a notification to sign off on the student’s presentation. Upon the completion of the faculty form, OUR will reach out to the student(s) and ask them to submit their digital files in Powerpoint or PDF types.

Does DUREP have a submission deadline?

  • DUREP does not have a hard deadline. Students may submit their presentation files at any time.

What type of files are acceptable for DUREP?

  • DUREP requires all student presentation files to be optical character recognition (OCR) type. Thus, we prefer to receive either Powerpoint or PDF file types. If you are unsure if your digital presentation tile is OCR type, please contact our@unlv.edu.

If I want to submit a co-authored digital research material to DUREP, do all co-authors need to separately complete the DUREP form?

  • Although we require the consent of all co-authors, only the corresponding co-authors need to complete the DUREP form. The remaining co-authors will need to communicate their consent to OUR via email.