White Rose Research Online was created as part of the JISC funded SHERPA programme in 2004. It is a shared institutional repository for Leeds, Sheffield and York Universities. Since then, it has grown steadily and currently holds a range of research outputs from across the White Rose consortium. In order to keep up with the substantial amount of research produced by the three institutions, the level of deposit needs to increase substantially. Researchers are also keen for the repository to hold older published materials, series of Working Papers and so on.

A number of areas which could help boost repository growth have been identified by the White Rose Steering Group. Many of these have been fed into the IncReASe project.

A Case History of White Rose Research Online - submitted to the Open Repositories 2008 Conference in Southampton is available online.