As well as the information available in this Library Guide, the Library Research Support team run training sessions to address the issues relating to providing a full text e-thesis for the institutional repository. The library is able to offer guidance for e-thesis deposit via email or 1-2-1 support.
Students in receipt of a UKRI doctoral training grant are expected to comply with the policy on open access (TGC 11.5) and must release a full text version of the completed PhD in a repository within 12 months.
Copyright legislation protects your work and stops other people from using it without permission. Copyright restricts others from copying, distributing, renting or lending copies of your work. Performing, showing or playing the work in public, or making adaptations is also prevented.
An author of a work has a moral right to be identified as the creator of the work and has the right to object to derogatory use. Economic rights give the author exclusive rights to control and exploit their work whilst retaining ownership.
As copyright is an automatic right, you are not required to register ownership but you should assert this right to ensure protection of moral rights.
You may choose to add the © symbol to your work, together with your name and the year of creation, but this is optional.