Under University regulations, you are required to deposit your thesis in BURA, the University's open access research archive following your Viva examination and after making corrections. However, if a period of confidentiality is required, it may be possible to request an embargo. These are granted for limited reasons, Embargoes are for a maximum period of up to 3 years, depending on the reason. As open access to research is a University and national requirement, an embargo will normally only be granted for a limited period, and in certain circumstances, for example, if it contains security sensitive material, which can't be redacted. To apply for an embargo, you should complete the relevant section of the Thesis Deposit Licence form, indicating the reason for the embargo and the duration. If you are doing so when you first deposit your thesis in the Library, your doctoral supervisor will review the request and countersign it where they are satisfied the embargo is justified.
E-theses embargo periods
Redacting and restricting access to your thesis - Help - University of Kent
Copies of finalised examined theses are deposited with the Library by the Research Degrees Office. The Library holds these theses in perpetuity as custodian of the thesis collection, managing access to the collection. Print theses are held in several of our libraries, accessible on request, whilst electronic theses are made available in the institutional repository Queen Mary Research Online QMRO. In some circumstances access to a thesis may not be appropriate, e.
There are also examples of the thesis title and abstract pages. For open access and institutional repository enquiries eprints soton. For research data management queries please email ResearchData soton. Need further help?
Redaction means removing information from your thesis that you shouldn't make publicly available. You can block out individual sentences or paragraphs or remove images or sections from one copy of your thesis before you make it available in KAR. You will need to submit both the redacted copy and an unredacted copy of your thesis. You may want to restrict access to your thesis and only make the full text publicly available after a period of time has passed. This is called an embargo.