Legal information

This section focuses on legal and intellectual property rights issues which arise for participating institutions. It highlights the key legal issues that need to be considered, suggests action that could be taken to address these issues and provides example templates which may be adopted or adapted by institutions.

The majority of the guidance relates to workflows for creating electronic copies of original paper theses and their addition to the EThOS database. Information relating to metadata sharing and repository harvesting can also be found in Metadata section.

The content of this section is intended as general guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. Institutions and individuals should seek independent legal advice if they are concerned by any of the issues addressed. Where possible, example documentation is referenced throughout the section.

The following reports may also be useful:
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