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About DiVA

DiVA is a publication database for research publications, doctoral and student theses, as well as a digital archive for long term storage and preservation of scholarly output. Data from DiVA is used for evaluations and statistics.

Mandatory to register in DiVA

DiVA is a digital archive and repository for scholarly output at Umeå University. University researchers may register as well as make publications openly available through DiVA. It is mandatory to register all scholarly output affiliated with the university in DiVA, even if it might not always be possible to enclose the full text of the publication due to copyright restrictions.

Dissemination and visibility through DiVA

DiVA is interoperable with several other systems. When you register your publications in DiVA, they automatically become visible and findable via scholarly communication channels such as Google Scholar and SwePub.

The lists of publications visible on university web pages, for example, on the personal pages in the staff directory, are generated through automatic retrieval of data from DiVA. In order for the personal publication lists to update when a new publication is registered in DiVA, it is important to register the Umu-id of the authors affiliated with the university. It is also possible to register ORCID in DiVA.

DiVA data is used for bibliometric evaluations and analysis of the University's scholarly output, making it especially important that all publications are properly represented. 

Publications in DiVA are automatically assigned a permanent indicator, a uniform resource number (URN), making it possible to link to your publication in a sustainable way over time. DiVA also qualifies as a digital archive for long-term preservation of publications.

Analysis and evaluation

PID for publications and data

ORCID, Umu-id, and other identifiers for researchers

Manual: Import publications to DiVA

Manual: Create feeds in DiVA

DiVA and open access

DiVA is part of the initiative for open access to research results that was established in the Berlin Declaration of 2003. Umeå University is in support of the declaration through the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (Sveriges universitets- och högskoleförbund, SUHF). DiVA can be used to self-archive scholarly publications in order to make them open access. When possible, a full text copy of a publication should be included when making a DiVA entry.

Open Access Policy for scientific publishing at Umeå University

DiVA is organised through a national consortium

DiVA is run by a consortium of fifty Swedish higher education institutions led by Uppsala University Library. The purpose of the consortium is to collect, organise, and facilitate the dissemination of scholarly output and publications.

Each consortium member has a local instance of DiVA, but there is also a central DiVA portal, which retrieves data from the local repositories. This means that a large part of Sweden's scholarly output is gathered in one database.

Read more about DiVA and the DiVA consortium

Latest update: 2024-05-17