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School of Graduate Studies and Research Copyright and Intellectual Property

For Graduate Students:

The Thesis-Dissertation Information homepage is the best place to start. The portal Before Starting Your Research contains links to copyright information for students, the IUP Plagiarism (Academic Integrity) Policy, and the thesis/dissertation manual. This page also provides links to copyright permission instructions and a sample letter for requesting permission.

The page Finishing Your Degree provides links to the thesis and dissertation publishing agreements, which are required documents wherein the student represents and warrants that the thesis/dissertation is original, non-infringing, etc., and that appropriate rights/permissions have been obtained.



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