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Notices and policies

UCL Open Access Policy 

UCL's policy is that the accepted manuscript of all outputs must be uploaded to UCL’s Research Publications Service (RPS). Manuscripts will be made open access through UCL Discovery, UCL’s institutional repository, according to the publisher’s copyright permissions (usually after a delay period). 

REF open access policy

To be eligible for submission to the next REF, journal articles and conference proceedings accepted for publication after 1 April 2016 must have been deposited in an open access repository within 3 months of first online publication. At UCL, researchers must upload their papers to UCL’s Research Publications Service (RPS).

UCL Discovery Takedown policy

If you believe you have a legitimate reason to request the removal of an item in UCL Discovery (relating, for instance, to issues with intellectual property, copyright, publishers’ rules, third-party copyright, moral rights or other legal issues), please e-mail us the following details:

  • bibliographic details of the material, including the full URL
  • the nature of your complaint and action required
  • if your complaint or request relates to copyright or related rights, confirmation that you are the rights holder or affected subject, or an authorised representative of the rights holder or affected subject
  • your contact details

We will acknowledge receipt as soon as possible. Where the grounds for complaint appear to be reasonable, we will temporarily remove the material in question, pending further investigation. If the complaint is found to be legitimate, the material will be permanently removed from the repository.  

UCL Research Data Policy

Visit UCL's Research Data Services website to view UCL's policy on Research Data.

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