Brandeis Institutional Repository

The Brandeis Institutional Repository (BIR) was established in 2008 as a platform for free, open access to Brandeis community research and scholarship. BIR encourages the community to utilize the open access platform for these four reasons[1]:

  • Research and creative works are more widely available, increasing scholarly communication
  • Contributors are assured of a digital repository with permanent URLs
  • Long term preservation of scholarly output in a wide range of formats is assured
  • Brandeis research and education are showcased in one location
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is one of five research centers and institutes at Brandeis University that utilizes the Brandeis Institutional Repository to house electronic versions of publications. With the generosity of Dr. Phyllis Hammer, HBI board chair, the BIR houses the HBI Translation Series, consisting of four Helen Hammer Translation Prize winners' manuscripts that have been converted into eBooks.