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Submitting your thesis to ORA: Funder/sponsor requirements

Funder/sponsor requirements

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:

UKRI open access policy

T&Cs for Research Council training grants

Guide to Conditions for training grants.

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. 

Divisional support contacts

Your supervisor

Graduate studies contacts

Current divisional funding support contacts:

Useful links


The EPSRC and BBSRC have specific expectations regarding research data, including for research students.

Please see the ORA-Data LibGuide and Research Data Management Oxford website.