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Explore the Research Theses of the University of Orleans

The collection THESES-UO provides access to the full text version of more than 1,000 doctoral theses and several tens of theses leading to the Authorisation to supervise research (Habilitation à diriger des thèses - HDR) presented at the University of Orleans. It brings these research works to the attention of a broad audience.

The research theses of this collection are made available with the permission of the authors . They come either from the mandatory institutional deposit , in a version validated by the jury of the oral examination (digital deposit since 2009 at UO, with a national thesis number) or from self-archiving at the author's initiative.

The research theses leading to the authorisation to supervise research (HDR) , the highest degree in French Higher Education, habe been deposited by their authors . The deposit of these theses isn't a mandatory requirement for those completing the HDR degree.

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1 476 Publications with fulltext

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98 %

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The Passport for Open Science

The Passport for Open Science is a guide designed to accompagny doctoral candidates at every step of their research, from developing their scientific approach to the dissemination of the research results. It provides a set of tools and best practices that can be directly implemented to realise the ambitions of Open Science. is the French Theses Portal and provides an entry point to ongoing doctoral theses in France (non-exhaustive data) and to all awarded doctoral theses in France, available in any format (print, digital, published, ...). It contains metadata for more than 430,000 French theses from all subject areas defended in France since 1985. references more than 3,000 doctoral theses awarded by the University of Orleans - the full text of more than 1,100 of them is available online - as well as around 350 ongoing doctoral theses.

Informations on Open Access et guidance on depositing a thesis to HAL:

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Informations about the institutional deposit and the dissemination of doctoral theses :

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