Deposit Licence - Institutional Repository – ResearchSPAce

Why is a Deposit Licence required?

Bath Spa University supports the long-term preservation of, and free access to, research outputs produced by its academic employees. It does this through its institutional repository, ResearchSPAce, managed by the Library. To undertake this role, the University needs permission to store, copy and manipulate the material in order to ensure that it can be preserved and made available in the future. Information about your material (metadata) may also be shared with other University systems for the purposes of research management.

This deposit licence agreement is designed to give the University the right to make your research material publicly available, and to confirm that you, the depositor, have the right to submit the material to the repository.

By agreeing to this deposit licence, you will be granting permission to Bath Spa University (acting through ResearchSPAce) in respect of the particular material you wish to deposit, subject to and in accordance with the terms and conditions set out below. The Licence is non-exclusive, and therefore does not prevent you exercising any rights you might have to publish the material, in its present or future versions, elsewhere.

1. Covered Work

  1. 1.1. I, the Depositor, would like to deposit my Work in Bath Spa University’s Institutional Repository (ResearchSPAce).
  2. 1.2. The term “Work” used in this deposit licence agreement means the particular item(s) or material(s) which I chose to deposit in ResearchSPAce, including abstract, text, images, audio, video, and related data.

2. Depositor's declaration

I grant a non-exclusive licence to Bath Spa University (“the University”) to present the Work on ResearchSPAce, and I warrant that:

  1. 2.1. I am the sole author of, and sole owner of the copyright in, the whole Work (including content & layout), or am duly authorised by the author(s) and owner(s) (including any co-authors and co-owners) to make this agreement;
  2. 2.2. The Work is not and shall be in no way a violation or infringement of any copyright, trademark, patent, or other rights whatsoever of any third party, nor does it contain defamatory material or false or misleading research results;
  3. 2.3. If the Work has been commissioned, sponsored or supported by any organisation, I have fulfilled all of the obligations required by such contract(s) or agreement(s);
  4. 2.4. I have read and understand the copyright guidelines for authors depositing work in ResearchSPAce available from the FAQ’s section of the ResearchSPAce website.

3. Rights granted to the University

The University (acting through ResearchSPAce) may:

  1. 3.1. distribute copies of the Work (including the abstract) worldwide, in electronic format via any medium in perpetuity for the purpose of open access without charge (except for associated media costs);
  2. 3.2. electronically store, migrate, or copy the Work to ensure its future preservation and accessibility, unless and until notified by the Depositor that specific restrictions apply;
  3. 3.3. incorporate the Work’s metadata (descriptive data about the item) into public access catalogues and the University’s research management systems;
  4. 3.4. make PhD theses available via the British Library’s Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS) and similar theses services.
  5. The above rights are subject to any restriction agreed with a third party which still exists on publication of the Work and which I have expressly notified to ResearchSPAce at the time of deposit.

Additionally, the University shall:

  1. 3.5. have the right to remove the Work from ResearchSPAce for professional or administrative reasons, or if it is found to violate the copyright or other legal rights of a third party;
  2. 3.6. not be under any obligation to take legal action on behalf of the Depositor or other rights holders in the event of breach of intellectual property rights or any other right in the material deposited;
  3. 3.7. not be under any obligation to reproduce, transmit, broadcast, or display the Work in the same format or software as that in which it was originally created.

4. Other Provision

  1. 4.1. While every care will be taken to preserve the physical integrity of the Work, the University shall incur no liability, either expressed or implicit, for the Work or for the loss of or damage to any of the Work or associated data.