When uploading your file(s) to the Research Collection you can choose how to manage the access rights.

Depending on the publication type you will encounter different options to choose from.

Please note that the access rights described on this page only refer to the fulltext or actual research data object (i.e. the uploaded files). When you submit data and/or publications to the Research Collection, the metadata describing the object will always be made publicly available.

The only exception are Habilitation theses, whose metadata will not be visible as long as the venia legendi has not been bestowed.

Doctoral Theses

Based on the 2008 Ordinance on Doctoral Studies you can choose from the following access rights:

Master, Bachelor and Habilitation Theses

You can choose from the following access rights:

Other Publications (journal or conference contributions, books, reports etc.)

The Research Collection is the instrument for implementing ETH Zurich's Open Access Policy. Accordingly, academic texts can be published as a first or secondary publication with the following access rights:

Please be aware that the ETH Libray will check any access rights and embargoes against the original publisher's copyright policies as recorded on SHERPA/RoMEO.

Research Data

Research Data often come with special requirements regarding the protection of personal data, simultaneous publication with a journal article or other factors requiring sensitive handling of access rights issues.

Therefore, the Research Collection provides a maximum degree of flexibility regarding access rights when you publish/archive your data. You can choose from the following access rights:

Access request: When research data are deposited with restricted access rights, external Research Collection users can request access to the data via a form linked from the Landing Page of the item. ETH Library forwards release applications to the work's copyright holder, provided that he or she is still employed by ETH Zurich and/or has a an up-to-date ORCID record with a valid email address. In the event of a positive answer by the copyright holder we will send a personalized access link to the requester (example of a dataset with restricted access).