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TARA and Copyright

TARA respects and complies with publishers’ copyright policies and with authors’ rights. While we do everything we can to make material available on open access, we can also apply restrictions on access under certain circumstances.

Publisher Policies

TARA administrators check each item deposited to ensure compliance with publisher policies. We check the SHERPA ROMEO list of Publishers’ Policies. Where a publisher is not represented on the list or a policy is unclear we contact the publisher directly. In the event of any difficulty, we will contact the author (for example, to seek an alternative version of a paper).

Authors’ Rights

When you deposit an item in TARA, the system will present you with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-alike licence which has been adapted for TCD purposes, and you will be prompted to agree to it. In doing so you retain all of your rights associated with authorship of the item. Agreeing to the licence simply means that you give your permission to Trinity College Dublin to distribute your work electronically. It also licences us to change the format of the file for preservation purposes in the future. Permission to deposit in the archive is required from all of the authors of a paper.
The standard TARA licence has a user licence automatically attached.

Electronic Theses

A small number of electronic theses may have legal circumstances associated with them which could require immediate public access to be restricted or denied. See the Theses page under Stays

TARA allows restrictions to be placed on access to electronic theses through an automated "application for stay" which is part of the e-thesis submission process. An e-thesis licence is applied in a similar way to the licence for other scholarly material.  As with other material in TARA, all rights are retained by the copyright holder.