Answered By: Vika Zafrin Last Updated: May 12, 2015 Views: 5
Sometimes there are good reasons to embargo open access to a thesis or dissertation. Common ones are pending patents and/or publication, and creative works submitted as final graduate work. As you submit, you may request an embargo—we will still deposit your work into OpenBU, but it won’t be viewable or downloadable for the length of the embargo period. Rules governing embargo requests differ by school/college. Please refer to the Guide for Writers of Theses and Dissertations and to your graduate office for more information.