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MBZUAI eCommons: Open Access & Copyright

MBZUAI Institutional Repository

Open Access & Copyright

MBZUAI eCommons is the central repository for MBZUAI affiliated scholarly and academic works. The repository promotes and supports open dissemination and allows global communities of researchers and other interested parties to explore curated examples of MBZUAI scholarship, and free of charge. Please note that some material may be available only to current faculty, staff, and students.

The repository is administered by MBZUAI Library. MBZUAI Library adheres to UAE copyright law and international intellectual property and copyright conventions and agreements, and of which the UAE is a signatory.

Unless otherwise stated, works deposited on MBZUAI eCommons remains the property of their respective authors.

  • MBZUAI authors who deposit or agree to deposit material, affirm that they hold the copyright to the work, and if applicable, have received permission from co-authors and copyright owners, for posting and distribution on the MBZUAI eCommons repository.
  • MBZUAI authors grant the University, non-exclusive permission to exercise the copyright in deposited works for the purpose of open dissemination and to make the work available to the public in any format, in perpetuity, and for scholarly and noncommercial purposes.

  • In agreeing to submit a work for deposit, authors agree that the work does not infringe any copyright or proprietary rights, that it does not invade the privacy of any person or third party, nor otherwise breech any MBZUAI policies.

  • MBZUAI Library claims no rights or responsibility for content posted on MBZUAI eCommons:

    • All permission requests should be directed to the individual authors or owners of the copyright.
    • MBZUAI Library will remove access to material should it receive notification of infringement and will consult with authors and other stakeholders.

Users of the repository may download, save, and print materials available on the MBZUAI eCommons for their own use. Users should however, not republish, repost, or redistribute materials without the permission of copyright holders.