Conditions of Access
Higher Degree Theses (Ph.D. and Masters by Research)
Appendix F: Rules for Research Higher Degree Theses states that ‘From 2014 it will be compulsory for all research higher degree candidates to submit a digital copy for conferral of the degree; as appropriate, a printed version may also be submitted. The digital copy of the thesis will be the authoritative copy. Printed copies, however, will predominantly be used for examination purposes, although examiners may request a digital copy from the Faculty instead.’
Open Access and Restrictions
For Higher Degree Theses (Ph.D. and Masters by Research)
Unless otherwise approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (or nominee) in accordance with the provisions of Clause 14 below, theses accepted for the award of a degree* and uploaded to the University’s digital repository shall be available for open access.
An author can request to restrict access to his or her thesis either completely, or to restrict access to academic staff and research candidates of the University, for a period of up to 3 years subject to approval by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (or nominee), on the University prescribed form. This form can be accessed via the Office of Graduate Research , Project Officer, Phone: 8201 5961, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact eResearch@Flinders.edu.au for more information.
Research Components of Postgraduate Coursework Awards
Research Components of Postgraduate Coursework Awards Policy states that 'once the examination process is completed the candidate is responsible for uploading the research component to the University's digital repository in digital format. The School will ensure a copy is uploaded to the University’s digital repository. This will be the authoritative copy of the research component. On request, a second printed copy may be submitted to the School.'
Open Access and Restrictions
For Research Components of Postgraduate Coursework Awards
The digital copy will be available for open access, unless otherwise exempted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) or delegate.
Honours theses are not covered by the Rules for Higher Degree Theses. When Honours Theses are held in the Thesis Collection, however, the same loan conditions apply as to Higher Degree Theses, that is, one copy is not available for loan, while the second copy (if any) is available for loan and is located in the general collection. The same 3-year restrictions on access may be placed on Honours Theses if the author specifically requests this in writing.
Where theses are available for loan, the loan period is generally four weeks. Theses available for loan are shelved in the general collection. Please note the location for individual items.
Please contact the Special Collections Librarian for more information.