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Legal aspects to submitting and circulating a thesis: Introduction

Identifying the legal framework applicable to submitting and circulating your thesis


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Submitting a thesis is a necessary prerequisite to its defence (viva) by the doctoral student.

It can be submitted as a hard copy or in electronic format.

Submission is regulated by the legal framework defined in the August 7, 2006 decree on submitting, referencing, copying, circulating and keeping theses or works defended for a doctorate.

Submitting your thesis is a necessary prerequisite for its circulation. However, a thesis will not systematically be circulated.

This is regulated by diverse legal provisions as defined both by the August 7, 2006 decree and, being the produce of intellectual work, by copyright.

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Leroux, Laurence, Dubois, Anne-Céline. "Legal aspects to submitting and circulating a thesis". In UBL (Université Européenne de Bretagne). Formadoct. Rennes: UBL, May 2010 (last updated on July 2, 2013). Available on: