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USC welcomes contributions from USC staff (including visiting and adjunct academic staff) and students of research outputs including:
Teaching materials and learning objects
Theses, reports, working papers, discussion papers and more…
We do not accept the following material which should be excluded from the collection:
Material intended for commercialisation (a citation may be added to the repository with details of who to contact for access to the full-text document)
Materials which contain confidential content (a citation may be added to the repository with details of who to contact for access to the full-text document)
Administrative materials, such as the University annual reports, meeting minutes, committee papers or similar material which are collected in the official administrative archives
Media coverage, e.g. interviews, appearances, etc.
How to contribute to USC Research Bank
There are two ways you can deposit outputs to USC Research Bank. If you are an eligible staff member, you can deposit missing outputs via your Researcher Profile. If you do not have a Researcher Profile or are a student, please deposit via email.
Note: If you wish to deposit a thesis you have completed, either at USC or at another institution, you must deposit it via email.
Deposit via Researcher Profile
Eligible staff will be able to deposit outputs directly from their Researcher Profile.
If you have not previously agreed to our Author Deposit Agreement (see below), please include this in your email.
Please attach all relevant files, such as the published version, accepted or final version (not in the publisher's format) and any documentation relating to copyright (such as the agreement with a publisher).
USC Research Bank Author Deposit Agreement
The USC Research Bank is an open access repository. By signing the Author Deposit Agreement, you agree that you understand that details of your publications will be available on the web to be searched by anyone using the Internet, and where permitted by the copyright holder, the research output will be made available for viewing and downloading at no cost.
The Author Deposit Agreement does not transfer copyright ownership. Copyright will continue to be retained either by the author/s or the publisher. If the copyright in your work is owned by a publisher, by signing this form you authorise the Research Collections staff to act on your behalf in seeking permission to make the full-text version of your publication publicly available in the USC Research Bank.
For more information about copyright, please see the USC Research Bank Copyright page.