Copyright: Getting and giving permission to make your work available in Opus
- Getting Permission
- Giving Opus permission
When making full text copies of your work available in the University of Bath Opus it is essential that you:
- know what rights you have to make your work freely available online - getting permission from the copyright holder if necessary, and
- give us permission to include your work in Opus.
Depending on your agreement with your publisher and co-authors, you may need to ask them for permission to add a version of your publication in Opus. Read our 'Copyright and scholarly publications in a nutshell' guide for more information.
If you do need to request permission to add your publication to Opus, you can use or adapt these template request letters:
- Template letter for requesting co-authors' permission (Word doc)
- Template letter for requesting publisher's permission (Word doc)
If you send us publications any other way, for example, as e-mail attachments, we need written or email confirmation of your agreement to our Deposit Licence.
Thesis authors: we cannot include your thesis in Opus without your explicit permission. Please hand in a ticked and signed E-thesis Declaration with your thesis. For more guidance on University of Bath thesis requirements, see our How to submit your thesis guide and the Library's webpage on theses requirements.