The ResearchWorks Archive is the UW’s institutional repository. It provides a permanent, safe service for providing access to articles, technical reports, datasets, images and other file types produced at the University of Washington by faculty and researchers. The Archive enables University of Washington researchers and academic units to make their scholarly materials accessible to the world, at a stable URL, with the assurance that the materials will be maintained into the future.
SHERPA RoMEO is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis.
“What’s the difference between ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and the institutional repository?” Read this useful blogpost by Katie Fortney and Justin Gonder at the University of California Office of Scholarly Communication.