Copyright content and my thesis
Can my EngD Portfolio be submitted to WRAP for public dissemination?
It seems like a question that should be asked in 4 years time after I have actually written something but if I plan what I am going to do before I do it then I think I'll get less of a headache.
The issues that I am going to have with public access to my portfolio will be
- Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) resulting from my research
- Third party content
- Proprietary data supplied by the sponsor company
The IPR (as far as I understand) with be the property of my sponsor company and as such, any details of it contained within my portfolio will need to be approved by them. The other issue will be with any academic papers published - the content of the papers are usually the property of the publisher (unless stated in any agreements) so permission to publish in another format will have to be requested. Any proprietary data included in the portfolio will have to be removed if it is published to the public domain.