Once your thesis is deposited to Minerva Access if you selected embargo to your thesis, you may lift the embargo before its expiry by submitting an email request, along with your supervisor’s endorsement, to Minerva Access.
The ARC Open Access Policy applies to all research outputs stemming from grant funds, including publications produced by graduate researchers whose scholarships are funded by the ARC.
You must consider carefully whether applying for restricted access will unduly impair your ability to publish your research or make your work and achievements known to potential employers.
Discuss these issues with your supervisors before applying.
If you need an extension beyond four years, submit a completed application to the Graduate Research Examinations Office by email.
No access means that the thesis metadata (including title, author, abstract, keywords) may not be displayed and must be approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Graduate and International Research) and is normally approved for up to one year.
Until it is made publicly available, your thesis is an untapped resource of original research.
The University is committed to ensuring that all research outputs are disseminated as widely as possible.
Further information about the ARC and NHMRC Open Access Polices can be found in the University of Melbourne Open Access Libguide .
Whether choosing immediate open access or seeking an embargo, the Preparation of Graduate Research Theses Rules require you to list third party copyright material included in your thesis and whether you have gained permission from the copyright owners to make this material publicly available as part of your thesis.