Public Access and Your Thesis

Upcoming Webinar: Public Access and Your Thesis (03/08/2020)

Get an overview of everything you need to know to prepare a PhD or Masters by Research thesis for the University’s Open Access Repository.

Learning Outcomes

  • An overview of University of Melbourne policy governing public access to graduate research theses.
  • An overview of the systems used for examination and open access publishing: TES and Minerva Access.
  • The 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.


  • Dimity Flanagan, Manager, Scholarly Communications. Dimity is responsible for promoting open scholarship at the University in order to ensure University of Melbourne research is disseminated as widely as possible.
  • Wil Villareal,¬†Liaison Librarian (Health & Life Sciences). Wil supports the learning, teaching and research activities of the School of Biomedical Sciences and the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.¬†Wil also routinely fields queries about copyright, publishing and intellectual property on behalf of the University Copyright Office.

This event is part of the Researcher@Library program, and is presented for University of Melbourne staff and students only. For more information, email

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