One of the graduation requirements at KU is to complete the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Release Form. On that form, you certify that your work does not infringe upon copyrights owned by someone else by checking all of the boxes that apply:
KU Libraries can help students navigate this final stage of the thesis or dissertation process. We offer online resources, individual consultations, and workshop presentations.
A good place to start is our Copyright LibGuide. Clicking on the link below will open the KU Libraries' Copyright LibGuide in this window. Click the back arrow to return to the ETD LibGuide.
One of the decisions that the author of a thesis or dissertation must make as they prepare to graduate is whether to delay the release of the thesis or dissertation for a period of time after graduation. This decision is often a balance between the need to make the work as visible as possible, and the desire to protect the work because the author wants to publish that research in journal articles or books, because of pending patents, or because the research is sensitive.
If an embargo is needed, KU's Embargo Policy for Theses and Dissertations spells out the circumstances under which an embargo may be requested and the process for doing so.
Embargoes may be renewed before the expiration date by filling out the Embargo Renewal form for the KU ScholarWorks copy , for the ProQuest copy, by contacting ProQuest at email@example.com or by phone at 1-800-521-0600 at least one month before the embargo expires.