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Copyright and your eThesis: Queen's eThesis

This guide is intended to provide advice to PGR students on their eThesis

Your Thesis at Queen's

Queen’s Postgraduate Research students registered from September 2016 onwards are now 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. 

  • Please note that as a Postgraduate Research student your Pure profile exists only for a set period.
  • Often, access to Pure may expire before you graduate.
  • It is imperative therefore that you upload the copy of your thesis to Pure as soon as possible and before your Pure account expires.
  • If you no longer have access to Pure and have yet to upload, you can email the OA Team and your e-thesis will be uploaded on your behalf.
  • Further details about the dates of your Pure access will be found in your Pure record.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Institutional Repository Officer:


            T: 02890 976163

Your Thesis at Queen's

Who should deposit their eThesis?

Queen's Postgraduate Research students registered from September 2016 onwards are required to upload an electronic copy of their final thesis to Pure for Open Access display on the Queen's Research Portal. This is in addition to submitting the standard two print copies.  

All current students in receipt of Research Councils UK funding must make their thesis open access no later than 12 months following award

Students registered before September 2016 or not funded by Research Councils UK are also welcome to upload their thesis to Pure.

How do I deposit my eThesis in Pure?

What are the benefits of eThesis?

There are a number of advantages to making your thesis open access:

  • Increased visibility for your thesis
  • Increased use of your research
  • Potential for increased recognition of your work and collaboration opportunities
  • Digital preservation of your work

How do I request an embargo?

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.