Students in the MD Program who wish to submit any outputs of their Scholarly Projects must first get approval from their mentor before they submit any materials. More information on OHSU Scholarly Projects:
If you are not the sole author of the work you are submitting, you jointly own copyright with your co-authors and you all have equal right to exercise and enforce it.
You must have permission from all your co-authors before submitting your work to the OHSU Digital Collections and before licensing your work for reuse by others.
You can learn more about your rights as a copyright owner under U.S. Copyright Law in the Copyright Fundamentals section of our Copyright Guide.
If you are an OHSU employee and you wish to submit a work that was created as part of your regular work duties, it is considered a work made for hire and OHSU owns the copyright. In a university setting, peer-reviewed articles and other scholarly works are typically not considered works for hire, but any other, non-scholarly works created within the normal scope of your employment would be considered OHSU intellectual property.
Permission must be obtained from OHSU Technology Transfer to both submit OHSU intellectual property to the OHSU Digital Collections and license it for reuse by others.
Please contact the Library Copyright Team if you have any questions about submitting OHSU intellectual property works to the OHSU Digital Collections.
If you are submitting a work that has been previously published, you need to confirm that you have the right to submit your work.
Publisher contracts often transfer all copyrights to the publisher in their entirety and specify how and when authors can share their work, including self-archiving in institutional repositories such as the OHSU Digital Collections. Authors should refer to their publishing contract or publisher’s self-archiving policy to confirm their rights.
The following tools can help you determine whether you have the right to submit your work:
An embargo is a time period in which public access to the full text of a work is restricted. Records for embargoed works in the OHSU Digital Collections will only display the work's title, description, and authors. Embargo periods vary; they can be as short as six months and as long as five years.
Reasons authors choose to embargo their work include:
The process for selecting an embargo depends on your document. For example, setting an embargo on a Faculty Article requires only that the submitter selects the embargo they wish to use while setting an embargo on a Graduate Thesis requires approval of the Graduate School.
If your work does not need to be embargoed, its full text will be made available for public access immediately.
If the work you are submitting to the OHSU Digital Collections reuses the work of others, you will need to indicate the means by which your reuse is permitted under U.S. Copyright Law when you fill out the submission form.
For more information about Creative Commons, Fair Use, Public Domain, and how to obtain permission from copyright owners, see the Copyright Exemptions section of our Copyright Guide.
If you have questions about permissions to reuse the work of others, please contact the Library Copyright Team.
During the submission process, you will be asked to choose a license that specifies how others may use your work. This is separate from the license granted to OHSU.
Authors may select other standard licenses or copyright statements, including other Creative Commons licenses or an In Copyright statement.
The Creative Commons License Chooser can help you select a license.
If you have questions about licensing your work, please contact the Library Copyright Team.
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