Restricting access to a thesis in DUO
Students may restrict access to their thesis based on the following two criterias:
- Restriction is required by law, i.e. the thesis contains information that is subject to a statutory duty of secrecy.
- Reasons other than a statutory duty of secrecy, e.g. if the student wants to continue working on the material towards a PhD or other publication.
You can request restricted access for your thesis at your university faculty or department.
Information about restriction and request forms are available on the university's web pages.
Not available in full text
It is possible to restrict the availability of a text. In this case, a text will not be available online; only a summary of the text will be found in DUO.
Important: A thesis must be submitted in full text even if it is otherwise restricted or ‘not available in full text’.
Use of restricted theses
If the text in DUO reads: "RESTRICTED ACCESS: May only be viewed with written permission from the author", a written consent from the author will be needed in order to access the document. The consent needs to state the purpose for which consent is given. Citing and quoting a text is only permissible when this is stated in an author’s consent. Contact the relevant faculty library when you have obtained written consent.
If the text in DUO reads: "RESTRICTED ACCESS: Researchers and students may view the thesis. Please contact the library for permission to access the thesis", researchers and students may access the thesis. Contact the relevant faculty library for information on how to request access. Citing or quoting the text is not allowed.
If the text in DUO reads: "The thesis is not available online. Please contact the library for a printed copy", contact the relevant faculty library responsible for the thesis' subject. You will be permitted access to a printed edition of the thesis on the library premises. Citing or quoting the text is not permitted.
Please refer to our information page concerning copyright issues.