Institutional Repository : UCC E-theses
UCC Library together with the Graduate Studies Office and the Dean of Graduate Studies has established an e-thesis programme for UCC doctoral students. An e-thesis or electronic thesis describes a thesis in digital form that is generally accessed via the internet. UCC doctoral candidates are expected to submit an e-thesis at the same time as their hard bound thesis. E-theses will be stored and made available online through the UCC institutional repository CORA. Hard copy theses will continue to be catalogued on the Library catalogue and stored in closed access in Special Collections.
- How to submit your abstract and e-thesis
You must register with CORA at this URL https://cora.ucc.ie/register. After registering, you will be notified within 2 days that you have been given permission to complete a thesis description form and upload an abstract. You will also be able to upload an e-thesis here.
Detailed guidelines for online submission are outlined here.
Alternatively for the 9th May 2013 submission deadline for Summer conferring, you can submit your e-thesis and abstract on a CD/DVD/USB key and the UCC Doctoral Thesis submission form at the time of submission of hard copy hard bound thesis to the Graduate Studies Office.
Full details on thesis submission procedures for UCC students are available from http://www.ucc.ie/en/graduatestudies/current/thesis/
- Guidelines for supervisors reviewing e-theses in CORA
UCC doctoral students, who wish to submit an e-thesis to CORA, will send their e-thesis to their primary UCC supervisor for review in CORA. Supervisors can review, approve or reject an e-thesis in CORA. Detailed guidelines on how to review an e-thesis are outlined here
- Demonstrations on how to submit
Demonstrations on using CORA to upload abstracts and theses have been arranged for the following times in the Research Skills Training Room, Q-1, Boole Library and will also be repeated in July 2013. These are suitable for students and supervisors
- Monday 22 April 1:00 – 12:00
- Tuesday 23 April 17:00 – 18:00
- Wednesday 24 April 13:00 – 14:00
- Monday 29 April 13:00 – 14:00
- Embargo Request
Under certain circumstances, students may need to delay access to their thesis, e.g., while they seek publication or where there is commercialisation potential or if the thesis contains confidential or sensitive information. This will be facilitated both online and in hard copy by the application of an embargo to the thesis. This request is submitted online through CORA when completing the thesis description form and uploading abstract and e-thesis.
- Decision to Withhold E-thesis
Doctoral students who, with the agreement of their supervisor(s), do not want to archive an e-thesis will be able to request to withhold their e-thesis from CORA. They will need to complete a Decision to Withhold E-thesis Form and must be co-signed by their supervisor and submitted to the Graduate Studies Office at the time of submission of the hard copy thesis.
If you have any queries please contact: Breeda Herlihy, IR Manager, Boole Library, UCC, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +353-21-4205109.
Digitisation of theses
A project is currently underway to digitise older doctoral theses from the UCC Library collection. If you are a PhD graduate and would like to find out more, see Doctoral Theses Digitisation Project for details.
Benefits of e-theses
Providing full text access to your thesis online guarantees increased readership and wider dissemination. When your thesis is archived in CORA, you can
- Link to the full text of the thesis in CVs and job applications
- Increase dissemination and impact of your research
- Increase accessibility to your work within UCC and externally
- Track usage through ‘View Statistics’ feature for each thesis in CORA
- Track citations over time with tools such as Google Scholar
- Expose your research to industry and small to medium enterprises as well as voluntary organisations
For more information on e-theses, see our E-theses FAQ's page. If you have any queries about the e-thesis program, please contact: Breeda Herlihy, IR Manager, Boole Library, UCC, email: email@example.com or tel: +353-21-4205109.
Last updated: 18 April 2013