Under the terms of option D neither the electronic nor hardbound copy of a thesis is made available for consultation during a designated embargo period.
Further information in relation to this is contained on the webpage below.
Applications for an Option D Embargo (Word -192KB) need to be supported by a PGR student’s lead supervisor and head of school and should be submitted at least two months before your intended submission date.
Embargoes are adjudicated upon by the library weighing up a variety of competing interests. The length of time an Option D Embargo is awarded for varies depending on the circumstances.
Once an Option D Embargo expires, the thesis will revert to becoming subject to the terms of Option A, B or C depending on the preference indicated by the author. We will require this choice to be provided by the author at the time of the thesis submission before graduation. Shortly before the embargo expires we will contact the author to confirm that the original post embargo choice is still correct. If the author wishes to extend the restriction, the author should contact the Digital Assets team at: firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a rationale for extension before the current embargo expires.
It is advised that Option D Embargoes may be suitable for those theses which:
- Have been supported by commercial interests and contain potentially commercially sensitive intellectual property (up to 4 years)
- Are subject to a contractual or legal undertaking between the thesis author and a third party (up to 4 years)
- Are subject to ongoing negotiation with publishers for future monograph publication (up to 2 years) Please be advised that an option B or C restriction are appropriate access choices if you plan to publish in journals (Ramirez et al., 2014).