Answered By: The Library
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2022     Views: 93

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.

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 a 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, as well as copyright checking, examination of the publisher and funding-body policies, and Open Access embargoes.