Queen’s Postgraduate Research students registered from September 2016 onwards are required to upload an electronic copy of their final thesis to Pure, in addition to submitting the standard two print copies to Student Services and Systems.
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If you want to embargo your eThesis you must indicate this on the Thesis Deposit Form that is included with the two hard bound copies you submit to Student Services and Systems. You can also apply the embargo length and reason when you are adding your eThesis to Pure.
The Open Access Team will cross check the embargo in Pure with the embargo information provided in the Thesis Deposit Form.
For Postgraduate Research students who are funded by the UK Research Councils, there are particular terms and conditions regarding their funding:
The thesis should be deposited as soon as possible and available no later than 12 months following award of the doctorate. This means applying for an embargo for a period not exceeding 12 months following the award.
The research ought also to acknowledge receipt of Research Council funding.
Note that RCUK funding is covered by the following councils: AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC & STFC.
Please see Research Council Training Grant Guide (nos. 91-92) for further information.
There are a number of advantages to making your thesis open access: