The following Rice Research Repository (R-3) policies are described below:
R-3 provides access to faculty scholarly works as directed by the faculty Open Access Policy. Learn more about the policy in this guide.
When submitting content to R-3, a non-exclusive distribution license is required. This allows Rice to distribute and preserve your work. No copyright transfer is involved.
By signing and submitting this license, you (the author(s) or copyright owner) grants to Rice University (Rice) the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate (as defined below), and/or distribute your submission (including the abstract) worldwide in print and electronic format and in any medium, including but not limited to audio or video.
You agree that Rice may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation.
You also agree that Rice may keep more than one copy of this submission for purposes of security, back-up and preservation.
You represent that the submission is your original work, and that you have the right to grant the rights contained in this license.
You also represent that your submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone's copyright.
If the submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant Rice the rights required by this license, and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission.
IF THE SUBMISSION IS BASED UPON WORK THAT HAS BEEN SPONSORED OR SUPPORTED BY AN AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION OTHER THAN RICE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED ANY RIGHT OF REVIEW OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS REQUIRED BY SUCH CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT.
Rice will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) or owner(s) of the submission, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.
R-3 strives to provide persistent access to contents. However, R-3 foresees that, under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to remove items from public view. In order to avoid the loss of the historical record, and to support scholars who may have previously cited the item, a "tombstone" will be provided that states: "This item has been withdrawn and is no longer available."
R-3 is subject to the terms of the Rice University Privacy Notice.
Users: When you visit R-3, our system saves a record of your IP address. When you ask a question via email or the webform, we save the information you provide.
Rice University users: If you log into R-3 using your Rice NetID and password, our system retains a record of your session.
Contributors: When you submit material to R-3 through a designated webform, a limited amount of identifying and contact information is collected. This information may be consulted and used by library staff in the course of facilitated deposit and management. Some information associated with deposited material--such as author, title, and abstract--is included in the publicly available R-3 record.
Rice University's Digital Information Accessibility Policy states that all University public web pages and content must be web accessible. Because content in R-3 is made public, it falls under this policy. This includes providing PDFs with OCR text and tags, descriptions for images and other non-text content, and transcriptions for audio content and captions for videos.
We strive to pass all accessibility checks and standards for the functionality of the site, but there may be some advanced content display features and archived, primary source materials that will not pass WCAG guidelines. We acknowledge that some content in R-3 is not fully accessible, including:
If you encounter accessibility issues or would like to request accessibility-related assistance, please use this webform.
You can find additional support at Rice Digital Accessibility.