You can find a list of our public statements below. 

The UEA Library is required to comply with the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (the PSI Regulations).

These regulate how information the Library holds or creates is made available for re-use. They require that the Library publish a Public Task Statement and a list of documents available for re-use.

Public Task Statement

This statement sets out the functions carried out by the University of East Anglia (UEA) Library Service and what information is available for re-use under the Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. This statement is regularly reviewed. The wider University is exempt from these regulations.

The Public Task

UEA was founded by Royal Charter in 1963. UEA Library, as part of UEA's Research and Innovation Division, aims to provide a study environment, resources and services that significantly enhance scholarly activity and independent learning and research. Our primary aim is to support students and staff of the University in all areas of their study and research. 

Details of library rules, regulations and policies relating to library collections and services are available on the Libray pages

Members of the public who are not current staff or students at UEA can also gain access to physical collections and certain services. Visitors have reference only access to Collections and can also apply for external borrower status subject to an annual administrative fee. The visitor access service also enables access to a limited range of electronic resources, dependent on the terms of our licensing agreements with resource providers.

Details of these services and fees are further outlined on the library website

Information available for re-use

UEA Library produces and holds large amounts of information in various formats. You can re-use information that is produced by the service free of charge provided it is not subject to copyright, data protection or a third party agreement.

Items that are outside the copyright period may be discoverable through the  library catalogue. Items created by the library may be available via the  library website. Please consult with Library staff if in doubt.

Applications for re-use of these materials are considered on a case by case basis, depending on the material requested. The library service may impose conditions upon re-use.

How to use the PSI Regulations to request information

If you wish to inquire about re-use of information under the Re-use of Public Sector Information (PSI) Regulations, or have any query about this public task statement, please email the University's Information Compliance team with PSI in the subject line. In accordance with the Regulations, any requests for re-use will be addressed within 20 working days or an explanation provided if a longer delay is anticipated.

Reviews and complaints

This statement was last updated in October 2018 to reflect changes in the University's structure. If you have any queries or complaints about the re-use of information, please email them to Library Feedback (

UEA only accepts funding for research and innovation activities that:

  • Is from legal activities
  • Will only to be used for legal actions by University staff or students
  • Where funder goals and values are consistent with those of UEA as a charitable organisation
  • Where academic freedom, impartial or independent research, scholarship, training and teaching are safeguarded
  • Do not generate unacceptable real or perceived conflicts of interest
  • Is consistent with UEA’s relationship with other donors, research funders, partners or students
  • Which generates intellectual, reputational or financial value that is greater than the cost of administering the funding.

UEA undertakes research, whether on its own or with third parties, that is consistent with UEA’s goals; meets UEA’s good practice guidelines of honesty, integrity, openness and accountability; does not expose UEA staff, students or participants in UEA’s research, or third parties, to any unacceptable risk; is consistent with UEA’s relationship with staff, students, partners, research funders or donors; and does not generate unacceptable real or perceived conflicts of interest.

Whilst UEA wishes to secure a range of funding sources, it is UEA policy not to accept or approve funding or activities that it judges to be inconsistent with these principles.  Any decisions made are taken in good faith.  At any time, UEA can review and reconsider previous decisions relating to the acceptance of funding or approval of activities if subsequent events, legislative changes or the subsequent availability of additional information requires it.

Read our university's Moderns Slavery Act Statement alongside some of our suppliers statements

The University of East Anglia is committed to the principles of fair, responsible and open use of metrics in the assessment of research activity and performance. We will put this commitment into practice by using metrics:

  • to support, and not replace, peer review and expert knowledge
  • which take account of discipline variations
  • in a transparent manner and with a clear objective
  • which are appropriate and robust, with the limitations clearly explained.

As part of this commitment, UEA is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).