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FAQS on the publication and confidentiality of the Final Thesis

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 that the author and tutor have determined 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

If you have any questions about this issue you can contact the library via the email address: biblioteca.cbl@upc. Edu

According to Academic regulations for undergraduate and master's degree studies UPC, NAGRAMA 2022-2023, Agreement CG / 2022/04/02, of May 24, 2022. In its 3.5 article it is established that:

The TFG / TFM will be deposited in UPCommons in open access. The authors may indicate (if applicable) a license Creative Commons stating the conditions of use they authorize for their work.
In accordance with the informative objectives and principles defined in the Statutes of the UPC and with the requirements of public information and transparency of the academic results of the degree and master's degrees, in all cases the bibliographic data of the TFG / TFM must be published in open access

In relation to works prior to the 2021/2022 academic year, students who author a paper decide whether to authorize the dissemination of their academic work through the institutional repository. UPCommons

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

According to Academic regulations for undergraduate and master's degree studies UPC, NAGRAMA 2022-2023, Agreement CG / 2022/04/02, of May 24, 2022. Article 3.1.5 states that:

  • In the event that the TFG / TFM contains information and / or documentation of a confidential nature or aspects that affect the protection of intellectual and / or industrial property rights, it will be notified to the court, before the public defense of the work, so that it can establish the necessary mechanisms to ensure the non-publicity of these aspects.
  • The student can request the confidentiality of the work to the professor responsible for the direction, coordination or tutoring of the TFG / TFM or to the speaker, in case the project is developed in a company. This request must include an end date (with a maximum period of 5 years) and documentation justifying it, such as the confidentiality agreement between the company and the company. UPC. 
  • The teacher or the speaker can also directly propose the confidentiality of the work to the management of the center.
  • If the end date of the confidentiality exceeds 5 years, the documentary justification must also include this aspect and that there is explicit authorization from the centre's management.

More information: Who owns the industrial and intellectual property of a final academic project (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 teaching center allows the student to make some modifications a posteriori. The library cannot deposit any file that the teaching center does not validate as correct (which guarantees that it contains the work publicly defended and evaluated by the corresponding Court). So, to make the change of file already deposited in the repository of UPCommons it is necessary for the tutor or teaching center to approve the file.

The conditions of access to the new file will be the same as defined in the original submission and which we need to replace. In the event of any modification, you must notify us.

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.

Works that cannot be consulted online through the institutional repository UPCommons they can be consulted on site in the depository library or in the school's archive (if the library does not have a copy in its collection).

Under no circumstances will any file be emailed. If the author has posted their email to theUPCommons the interested person can request a copy via UPCommons (which he can send or deny).

Works whose content may affect the confidentiality or industrial property of third parties are excluded from this public consultation.

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


Last update: 13 / 06 / 2022