Monday, 22 April 2013

1st birthday of LSHTM Research Online

 Happy Birthday by ArtisticZen (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

It is one year since we launched LSHTM Research Online and in that time we have imported 21,927 records of which 3245 have full text papers.

We have also created research collections for various Research Centres and Groups including:

ACT Consortium, Cancer Survival Group, Centre for Evaluation, Centre for Global Mental Health, Centre for History in Public Health, Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH), Centre for Statistical Methodology, ECOHOST, IDEAS, Malaria Centre, Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group, STRIVE, Sigma Research, Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME), TB Centre, Tropical Epidemiology Group

If your Research Centre or Group is not included and you would like it to be then please get in touch.

Individual academics and students can set up email alerts based on their interests and will be informed when a new article appears in Research Online. Faculty, Department, Research Centre/Group, individual academics publication lists can be embedded on websites by using our RSS feeds or exported to Excel spreadsheets using the export function.

To further promote your research we have Twitter and Facebook buttons on each record that you can use to share your papers, proceedings, book chapters, reports, posters and presentations.

Our download statistics show that we have visitors from all over the globe, with the highest number of downloads from the United States. Total number of downloads last month was over 2,000 across a wide range of articles and it is increasing monthly. The top three most downloaded papers since our launch last year are:

  1.     Perel, P; Salman, RAS; Kawahara, T; Morris, Z; Prieto-Merino, D; Roberts, I; Sandercock, P; Shakur, H; Wardlaw, J; (2012) CRASH-2 (Clinical Randomisation of an Antifibrinolytic in Significant Haemorrhage) intracranial bleeding study: the effect of tranexamic acid in traumatic brain injury - a nested, randomised, placebo-controlled trial Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 16 (13). 1-+
  2.     Ederle, J; Dobson, J; Featherstone, RL; Bonati, LH; van der Worp, HB; de Borst, GJ; lo, TH; Gaines, P; Dorman, PJ; MacDonald, S; +337 more... (2010) Carotid artery stenting compared with endarterectomy in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis (International Carotid Stenting Study): an interim analysis of a randomised controlled trial Lancet, 375 (9719). pp. 985-997.
  3.    CRASH-2 collaborators; Roberts, I; Shakur, H; Afolabi, A; Brohi, K; Coats, T; Dewan, Y; Gando, S; Guyatt, G; Hunt, BJ; +4 more... (2011) The importance of early treatment with tranexamic acid in bleeding trauma patients: an exploratory analysis of the CRASH-2 randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 377 (9771). 1096-101, 1101.e1-2.

We are also pleased to announce that we have an eTheses area which is currently being populated with pre2013 theses that have been digitized by the British Library’s Ethos project. At present we have over 50 full text theses open access with more being added weekly.

As we move forward we will be looking at further areas of development including Altmetrics and the embedding of multimedia research outputs and direct links from staff pages to Research Online

Research Online is one of over 2170 repositories world-wide which contributes to the growing Open Access movement to facilitate the open exchange of scholarly research. Increasing access to research will result in greater impact and promote LSHTM, our research and principles globally.

To contribute to the further success of Research Online we need researchers to send through to us their author accepted manuscript (version after peer review but before publisher pagination).

To learn more, to create a specific collection for your Research Centre or Group, to add your full text or just give feedback please contact

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