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Starting 1 September 2018 all PhD theses must have completed an originality check/plagiarism check before being submitted to the Graduate School.

The main supervisor must forward the completed thesis including all manuscripts/articles to the University Library:

The check will generate one of three conclusions:

  1. Green: all is in order, please submit your thesis.
  2. Yellow: Concerns related to previously published text, or other issues. The thesis may be corrected and submitted for a new originality check or your supervisor may submit a statement that the issues raised are not a problem.
  3. Red: Suspected plagiarism. Your main supervisor must contact the Graduate School for further processing of the case. The process may include contacting the Dean and, if relevant, forwarding the case to the University Committee on Practice.

Please note that only the final version of your thesis can be checked. Should your thesis generate a yellow conclusion, you may have ONE extra check.

The conclusion will be sent to the main supervisor within three workdays. The supervisor must then forward the conclusion to the PhD student.

The PhD student must enclose the conclusion when the thesis is submitted to the Graduate School.

The Graduate School will forward the conclusion and any statement from the main supervisor to the assessment committee alongside the thesis.

Last Updated 22.03.2019