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 About the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a research university located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. Founded in 2009, KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. We are a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world.


The University Library manages the research repository (http://repository.kaust.edu.sa/kaust/), with the mission to curate, preserve and provide open access to different university research output. Currently, it contains over 21,000 records, includes comprehensive collections of  KAUST affiliated articles, conference papers, theses and dissertation, patent, etc. Also, the repository has many integrations both internally and externally.


Through the library's continues efforts to support the institution and the researchers by providing research services that enable better management of research outputs. In 2017, the Library established Research Data Management interest groups inspired by the RDA model, from which several RDM services emerged. By joining RDA, we believe this will enable us to expand our scope and services by working with peer institutions and RDA community and cop up with best practices globally.


Website https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en
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Mohamed A. Ba-Essa, Manager of Preservation and Digital Services, KAUST library


Mohamed is the Manager of Preservation and Digital Services in the KAUST library, where he manages three major services, Research Repository, and Research Data Services, University Records Management and Archive, and Library Systems and Digital services. Before that, he was the Digital repository lead Since April 2011, where he lead the establishment of the KAUST Research Repository; a major initiative of the KAUST University Library to Capture, share, and expand the impact of research-related works of the university. In addition to that, he serves in various University committee, and major initiatives such as Open Access Committee, Data Governance Committee, Research Data Management interest groups, ORCID implementation, University records policy, University Archive policy and other research information management projects.


Mohamed holds an MSc. In Records Management and Digital Preservation from the University of Dundee, and a degree in computer science from Pune University.