All Queen’s Postgraduate Research students are required to upload an electronic copy of their final thesis to Pure. This is a requirement to successfully graduate
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There are a number of major advantages to uploading your thesis into Pure:
Increased visibility for your thesis
Increased visibility for you as a researcher
Increased use of your research. It is opened up to the entire world.
Theses are searchable via Queen's Research Portal, EThOS and online search engines such as Google
Greater citation for your work
Potential for increased recognition of your work
Potential for greater collaboration opportunities and possible spin-off projects
Digital preservation of your work electronically
Lowering the cost of submitting and handling, saving space, time, money and paper
It may be fulfil the requirement of your funder e.g. UKRI funded students
It helps make your research FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable)
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 UKRI 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.