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Research Repository

New ILO Research Repository showcases ILO research and expertise

The Repository will act as a one-stop-shop for policymakers and researchers, bringing together ILO knowledge and showcasing the organization’s research and its experts’ work.

News | 16 November 2023
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a new Research Repository that provides better access to ILO research, as well as information on the work of ILO experts.

The new repository creates a one-stop-shop for ILO research publications and other knowledge assets. It already contains around 20,000 publications, mostly published since 2000. They include flagship reports, major publications, research studies, journal articles from the International Labour Review and International Journal of Labour Research, working papers, training materials, guides, manuals and briefs.

It also features the profiles of researchers actively publishing and currently affiliated to the ILO. The profiles include short biographies, key areas of research and bibliographies of their ILO and non-ILO publications.

By bringing together the ILO’s unique knowledge and evidence-based research in one place, it will make it easier for researchers and policymakers to access the organization’s unique knowledge bank and connect with ILO experts.

Richelle Van Snellenberg, Head of Library, said, “The ILO Research Repository is evidence of our ongoing commitment towards advancing social justice and promoting decent work through rigorous research. It is a platform for showcasing our scholarly contributions, a tool for evaluating the impact of our research and facilitating a collaborative ecosystem among researchers.”

"The launch of the ILO Research Repository is a key milestone in enhancing the visibility and accessibility of our great research,” said Richard Samans, Director of the ILO Research Department. “This platform not only highlights the expertise of our researchers, but also invites global collaboration. By measuring our research impact through scholarly metrics, we’re fostering a culture of transparency and engagement. The repository is more than a digital archive, it’s a dynamic community of experts, amplifying the message of decent work and social justice.”

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