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As 2014 is coming to an end, we would like to give an overview of the past year in GRO.

We have had a steady increase in the number of uploads in GRO throughout 2014. 845 new items were added to GRO this year. The departments which deposited the most were Psychology, Computing, and Sociology. This resonates with the download pattern: the departments whose work was downloaded the most were Psychology, Sociology, and Art.

378,467 items were downloaded from GRO in 2014 (until mid-December). The download numbers peaked at 44,530 in October.

Countries that downloaded the most from GRO were United States (56,044 downloads), United Kingdom (47,344), and Germany (42,845). Besides these three countries, China, Australia, France, Romania, and Ukraine consistently made it to the top countries list throughout the year.

The most downloaded GRO item in 2014 was an An Interview with Ojibwe Novelist David Treuer, followed by two PhD theses. The most popular GRO items were:

Language and Signs: An Interview with Ojibwe Novelist David Treuer (2009) by Padraig Kirwan.

FLOSSTV: Free, Libre, Open Source Software (FLOSS) within participatory ‘TV hacking’ Media and Arts Practices (2012) by Adnan Hadziselimovic.

Netmodern: Interventions in Digital Sociology (2011) by Christopher Brauer.

PhD theses in general were the most downloaded items in GRO. This may be due to open access PhD theses’ ability to make available original research about specific subject areas even before they are published. Creative material, such as videos, artworks, design pieces and compositions, were also popular in 2014.

Deposit Your Work

If you are an academic or a PhD student at Goldsmiths, you can deposit your research outputs on GRO. Here are video tutorials for depositing your peer-reviewed paper, and practice-based work. If you need any help or guidance, please email the GRO team at


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