The Research Councils of UKRI (formerly RCUK) expect , as stated in Condition 11 of Training Grants, that "We expect that a full text version of the thesis should be available no longer than 12 months following award of the doctorate."
Please check the policy conditions if you are in receipt of a funding grant and advise us as to whether the correct embargo length has been attributed to your work, you may wish to discuss this with your department graduate studies contact or Subject Librarian.
Further information, including previous guidance, can be found here:
If we do not hear differently from you the one year embargo will be implemented and your thesis file will be released into the public domain via ORA after this period has lapsed.
If you are in receipt of funding please ensure you have provided ORA with the funding body name and grant numbers.
Alternatively you may wish to make your thesis file available immediately, waiving an embargo period to your work.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)