Legal submission and dissemination of your dissertation
In accordance with the decree of 7 August 2006 regarding the modalities of deposit, reproduction, dissemination and archiving of dissertations in France, École des Ponts ParisTech takes charge of the legal process related to the archiving of dissertations. The aim of this process is to increase the visibility of dissertations defended at École des Ponts. It is based on:
- the guarantee of long-term archiving of the dissertations,
- the recording of the dissertations in the SUDOC catalog (the french public catalog of academic libraries),
- the dissemination of the dissertations via dedicated online portals.
Legal submission and electronic dissemination of my dissertation: how to choose the right scenario?
What you have to do to enable the library to process your dissertation
3 weeks before defense date:
- file in ADUM portal an electronic version of your dissertation in PDF format,
- enter in ADUM your wishes regarding the dissemination of your thesis,
- give the administrative manager of your graduate school your signed authorisation to disseminate your thesis.
At the latest 3 months after defense date:
You have to submit the final version of your dissertation in ADUM with any corrections requested by the jury.
Your PhD diploma will not be awarded until these formalities have been completed.
For any question regarding the dissemination of your thesis, contact Florence Rieu : email@example.com.
For all administrative questions, contact Dalida Chartrel, doctoral candidates administrative coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where will your dissertations be archived and disseminated?
Whether or not your dissertation can be published on the Internet, it will benefit long-time archiving at the CINES (Centre Informatique National de l'Enseignement Supérieur).
If your dissertation is not confidential, and:
- if you gave your permission for online dissemination, your thesis will be published on the following websites: TEL, HAL (and HAL-Ponts), theses.fr et Pastel (for ParisTech). It will also be recorded in the SUDOC catalog (the french public catalog of academic libraries) and by the European portail for thesis description Dart-Europe (partnership between European research and higher education institutions),
- if you did not give your permission for online dissemination, your dissertation will be accessible through the École des Ponts intranet only.
Please note: Theses.fr also lists ongoing dissertations.
IIf the jury has decided that your dissertation must be kept confidential (which is only related to military or trade secret issues), it will not be published online nor on the intranet until the end of the confidentiality period.
Reminder about copyright regulations
You are responsible for the content of your dissertation and you must ensure that you have the rights to reuse and republish extracts of works, images, published articles... of which you are not the author or the unique rights holder (for example, the right to disseminate a published article belongs to the publisher).
Permissions should be sought from authors and publishers. You must report any use of external documents in your dissertation for which you have not been able to obtain permission for reproduction and representation.
If, despite everything, you have reused or copied a document in your dissertation for which you do not own the rights, you can deposit both a complete version of your dissertation (this file will be archived), and a truncated version, edited out of the copyrighted parts (this other file will be disseminated online).