FAQS about the publication and confidentiality of the Final Project

These FAQThey refer to the Final Project (TFE) of the Campus del Baix Llobregat (CBL).

Once a TFE is qualified, it is automatically deposited in the terms determined by the author and tutor in terms of dissemination and confidentiality. These FAQThey are referred to the doubts that may arise once the work is qualified and has followed the usual channel to deposit in UPCommons .

You can find information of interest on the final projects at: 6 steps to make your TFG or TFM a success

Students authoring a work have the exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute and publicize the work. Therefore, they decide whether to authorize the dissemination of their academic work through the institutional repository UPCommons.
When the student authoring a work deposits the work through the SIA, authorization is required for its dissemination and, where appropriate, the type of license Creative Commons that you want to apply.
If you have any questions about this, you can contact the library at the following email address: biblioteca.cbl@

More information: What are the benefits of publishing in open access?

When the tutor reviews the SIA the deposit of the work done by the author is when he has to mark, if applicable, the confidentiality of the work in the case that it is subject to an agreement with a company.

In these cases, only bibliographic data will be displayed.
If the confidentiality is temporary, it must be determined the period of embargo established and once the work has been exhausted, it will be deposited in the conditions of diffusion that the author has determined.
If you have any questions about this, you can contact the library at the following email address: biblioteca.cbl@

More information: Who owns the industrial and intellectual property of a final academic work (TFG / PFM)?

UPCommons it must include the original version of the work which was submitted to the Court and that which is evaluated.

Sometimes, however, the school allows the student to make minor changes afterwards. In this case, both versions (the evaluated version and the improved version) will be included in the repository. The library cannot deposit any file that the school does not validate as correct (which guarantees that it contains the work defended publicly and evaluated by the corresponding Court).

Therefore, in order to be able to add the improved version, it is necessary, on the one hand, that the tutor or school approves the file to be added (the improved version) and on the other, that the author send us your willingness to deposit the two versions deposited in open access or closed access. You can contact the library by mail: biblioteca.cbl@

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All the submitted works can be consulted in accordance with the provisions of the Intellectual Property Law (LPI).

Should other permissive uses be made, the express authorization of the authors and / or holders of the exploitation rights must be obtained. There is a possibility from the SIA that the author grants a license Creative Commons (CC) in its work, which allows users to carry out some specific uses (not allowed in the LPI), without having to obtain their prior permission.

When it is a work restricted by the author's decision, only bibliographic data for the work is displayed. However, works that cannot be consulted online through the institutional repository Academic work they can consult to depositary library, or in the School Archive (if the library does not have any copies in its collection).

Excluded from this public consultation works whose content may affect the confidentiality or industrial property third parties. If you have questions about the consultation of any work you can contact the library by the following email: biblioteca.cbl@

More information: How to view the works not accessible to UPCommons

In the case that the work has to be restricted for reasons of confidentiality, only the bibliographic data of the work will be displayed. If the confidentiality of the work states that file concealment must be performed only temporarily, the upper part of the corresponding descriptive record shows an end-of-embargo date. In this way, once this period has expired, the document will be published under the conditions of dissemination that the author has decided.

If you have any questions about the possibility of consulting some work you can contact the library by the following email: biblioteca.cbl@

Last update: 02 / 03 / 2020