About ChesterRep


ChesterRep is the University of Chester's institutional repository and an online platform designed to collate, store and aid discoverability of research carried out at the university to the wider research community. Wherever possible, the full-text of research outputs are made available to allow authors and academic departments to have increased exposure within the research community, and therefore raise individual and institutional research profiles.


For more information about how to submit material to ChesterRep, see our ChesterRep guides here. You can also find out more about our editorial and open access policies here. Please note that you must be a member of the University of Chester in order to view these pages.


Please contact us at researchsupport.lis@chester.ac.uk if you have any queries.


ChesterRep Takedown Policy

If the administrators of ChesterRep are notified of a potential breach of copyright, or receive a plausible complaint indicating a violation of any law (including but not limited to other intellectual property laws, confidentiality, data protection, obscenity, defamation or libel), relating to an output in ChesterRep, the item will be withdrawn from the repository as quickly as possible pending further investigation.


How to complain

If you have discovered material in the Research Data Repository which you believe to be unlawful, please contact the ChesterRep Administrator in writing (and preferably by email) provide the following information:

  • Your contact details
  • Full details of the ChesterRep output of concern including the author and title
  • The exact URL (website address) where you found the material
  • The nature of your complaint
  • If you are complaining about breach of your own copyright, please state that you are the rights owner or are authorised to act for the rights owner.

Please email researchsupport.lis@chester.ac.uk using the email header 'ChesterRep Takedown'


Alternatively write to:

FAO: ChesterRep Administrator (Takedown)
Seaborne Library
Learning and Information Services
University of Chester
Parkgate Road


On receipt of your complaint the following procedure will then be invoked:


Takedown procedure

  1. ChesterRep will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email or letter and will make an initial assessment of the validity and plausibility of the complaint, possibly taking legal advice.
  2. The material will be temporarily removed from ChesterRep pending an agreed solution.
  3. ChesterRep will contact the contributor who deposited the material. The contributor will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, under what allegations, and will be encouraged to assuage the complaints concerned.
  4. The complainant and the contributor will be encouraged to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably and to the satisfaction of both parties, with the following possible outcomes
    1. The material will be returned to ChesterRep unchanged.

    2. The material will be returned to ChesterRep with appropriate changes.

    3. The material will be permanently removed from ChesterRep.

    4. If the contributor and the complainant are unable to agree a solution, the material will remain unavailable through ChesterRep until a time when a resolution has been reached.


This policy has been adapted from the Jorum Takedown Policy (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) The ChesterRep Takedown policy is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 by the University of Chester (2016).