Copyright is an intellectual property right which gives the person who created a work control over how it can be used by others.

Copyright applies to many of the outputs researchers create, such as journal articles and a thesis as well as reports, data, software, photographs, audio and video recordings. It is therefore important to consider how copyright will be managed when publishing these works and to consider copyright when seeking to reuse works created by others.

Copyright in Publications

Signing a contract

Before signing a publishing agreement, make sure you know your rights.

Copyright in Theses

Shelf of hard bound PhD theses

Copyright and permissions to consider before and after submitting your thesis. 

Copyright in Research Data

Consider the role of copyright when creating, sharing and reusing data.