Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2021     Views: 1

At the time of deposit into ResearchDirect, you must provide details about any intellectual property, commercial, privacy, licensing and/or ethical constraints on the redistribution of your publication. This will dictate which option – A, B or C – you choose in the Right of Access to HDR Thesis form.

A publishing embargo (restriction on immediate publication) may also apply, for reasons including:

  • The research was conducted under a contract or third-party arrangement that places restriction on access to the thesis.
  • An application for a patent or intellectual property protection is planned but not yet submitted.
  • The thesis contains material that must remain confidential due to legal, cultural, ethical or national security reasons.
  • The prospective publisher of articles from the research requires that the thesis has not been made available.

The Library will make all appropriate versions of publications and data available as Open Access wherever possible following an examination of the intellectual property and privacy context supplied by you on deposit, and copyright checking and examination of publisher and funding-body policies and Open Access embargoes.