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ORA: Oxford University Research Archive: Digital theses

A guide to using ORA for storing and disseminating digital copies of Oxford research publications including theses

Oxford e-Theses guide

The digital copy of your thesis

Digital copies of Oxford theses are stored and accessed in ORA. Many Oxford digital theses are open access and freely available to anyone with Internet access

Students following D.Phil., M.Litt. and M.Sc.(by research) programmes and who registered since October 2007 are required to deposit a hardcopy AND a digital copy of their thesis. The digital copy should be deposited in ORA.

Open access of your thesis means your research has many benefits:

Benefits for authors

  • Makes your research easily available to a wider audience
  • Gain wider recognition for your research

Benefits for the University and wider society

  • Previously difficult to find and access research is easy to obtain
  • Brings Oxford research to the attention of a wider audience
  • Keeps Oxford in line with mainstream delivery of theses online from other universities
  • Benefits those who previously might not have had access to Oxford theses

Oxford alumni are invited to deposit a digital copy of their thesis in ORA

For full details see