Open Access and Your Thesis (March)

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  • Session for graduate & academic researchers | Researcher@Library

This webinar, delivered by the Scholarly Communications team and Copyright Office, is intended for graduate research students and supervisors. The webinar covers topics that will provide an overview of everything you need to know prepare a PhD or Masters by Research thesis for the University of Melbourne's Open Access Repository.

There will be time during the webinar for questions and answers.

The topics include:

  • University of Melbourne policy governing public access to graduate research theses
  • Systems used for examination and open access publishing: TES and Minerva Access
  • Benefits of making a thesis open access, along with a consideration of potential issues
  • Selecting and applying embargo periods to protect commercial IP, patent applications, legally/politically sensitive information, and your ability to publish
  • Managing 3rd-party copyright
  • Issues to be aware of early if planning to submit a thesis-with-publication

Register for the session using the book now link to the left. Once you're registered, you will receive a Zoom invite. Check your university email account a few days before your session to find your meeting invitation.

For further information visit the Open Scholarship website and the Open Research LibGuide.

This event is part of the Researcher@Library program. It is open to all University of Melbourne staff and students. For more information, email

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