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Writing and submitting a thesis

Use this guide to find resources to help in the writing process. This guide also includes guidelines for the submission of your thesis.

Writing your thesis

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HDR Handbook

Check the Bond HDR Handbook for information on 

  • copyright
  • data management
  • intellectual property 
  • plagiarism

Copyright in your thesis

Management of copyright material is an important element of your thesis journey. 


Careful management of third-party copyright when writing your thesis will ensure an uncomplicated submission. If copyright material that does not belong to the candidate is included in a thesis (e.g. images, tables, graphs, charts, a survey template, or articles) the candidate must often obtain permission from the copyright owner/publisher to include the reproduced material.  

HDR students are welcome to book a consultation with the Manager, Scholarly Publications & Copyright anytime during their candidature to ensure their thesis is copyright compliant, but no later three (3) months before submission for examination.

Refer to the HDR Handbook for further information.

Copyright for researchers toolkit


Using the Copyright for Researchers Toolkit  is essential if you use any third party copyright material in your work, or are planning to produce a thesis by publication

Download the Toolkit for ready-reference during your research. It includes a sample permission letter and a checklist as well as easy-to-read information on the copyright implications for higher degree research students.

Comprehensive Copyright Guide for Higher Degree Research Students 

Copyright Guide for Research Students: What you need to know about copyright before depositing your electronic thesis in an online repository. This is a useful guide for PhD students that contains copyright scenarios.

Web resources

Discipline-specific books

Copyright assistance contact

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Antoinette Cass

Manager, Scholarly Publications & Copyright
Phone: +61 7 5595 1523