According to Resolution 7493/2018 and Resolution CoPGr 7569/2018, the Dissertation or Thesis shall be incorporated into the USP Digital Theses and Dissertations Library by the Graduate Secretariat.
The student who is interested in protecting patents, copyrights, and other rights related to the work may request the Graduate Committee (CPG), upon duly justified request and with the consent of the advisor, the maintenance of the full version of his Dissertation or Thesis in a restricted collection at USP Digital Theses and Dissertations Library.
If the CPG approves the request, the student shall deliver the electronic version of the Dissertation or Thesis, and a shortened version containing only the title and the summary of the work. The full version will remain in the restricted collection for two years, whereas the simplified version will be made available at USP Digital Theses and Dissertations Library.
Once the requested period has elapsed, the student may again request the maintenance of the complete version of the work in a restricted collection for two years, and after this period Dissertation or Thesis will be made available in full at the Library and USP Digital Theses and Dissertations Library.
After the maximum period of four years, in exceptional cases duly justified to safeguard the rights of third parties or intellectual property of interest to the University, the CPG may grant the extension of the retention of the Dissertation or Thesis in a restricted collection for a further two years as long as there is a favorable opinion from the USP Innovation Agency when there is an issue affecting technological innovation. Exceptional cases are not those related to the student’s rights or those of third parties arising from commercial interests related to the eventual publication of the Dissertation or Thesis.
Omitted cases will be resolved by the Graduate Council.