PhD dissertations and DiVA

All doctoral dissertations should be archived in DiVA. You will be still be able to opt out of electronic publishing, but the dissertation itself must still be filed. The University Library has made an arrangement with the different printing offices that print dissertations, and receive   the file directly for archiving.

PhD theses without articles (monographs)
If the contents of the thesis have never been published, you as the author own the copyright to the dissertation. This means that the thesis can be submitted to DiVA. When submitting please ensure that you have the copyright for the dissertation.  Note that publishing your dissertation in DiVA has no effect on the copyright to your work. If your dissertation will be published by a publisher, you should wait until after its publication before you permit the open publication of your work in DiVA.

PhD theses that include article reprints
A thesis may consist of an overview / summary, and a number of published articles. As an author you have the copyright to the summary and can easily publish it electronically in DiVA.

Electronic publishing
If you would like your dissertation to be available as a full text document, download the contract from the box on the right, sign it, scan it and send it as an attachment to

If you have dissertation from the print office available as an electronic file you may register the entire publication in DiVA by using your NTNU username and password. Read a summary of the entire process here.


General questions should be sent to:

Signed agreements should be sent to:
Publishing group
Katherine Fonn
NTNU University Library
Section for Information Resources
7491 Trondheim