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eGraduEng: Application for confidentiality

Application for confidentiality

If the content of a thesis is such that it is to be kept secret, the author is to apply to the Dean for the thesis to be accepted as coursework with such a
restriction. (ES 43 §).
(Please discuss it first with your supervisor).

NB! The rules on confidentiality will be changed. The entire master's thesis will no longer be confidential, but only those parts that contain classified information. The application for confidentiality is made in the same way as before (see below).
The part of the thesis that is published will only be available at Åbo Akademi University Library and will be published in full after 4 years.

Extract from the current Degree Regulations, chapter 43:

Documents that constitute plans or basic materials for theses are to be kept secret in the way described in section 24 of the Act on the Openness of Government Activities (621/1999). If the content of a thesis is such that it is to be kept secret, the author is to apply to the Dean, at latest when the thesis is handed in for assessment, for the thesis to be accepted as coursework with such a restriction. On the application of the author or otherwise when it is motivated and enabled by the law, the Dean is to decide that part of an approved is kept secret. The decision is to state the time period for keeping it secret, which is a maximum of four years, and other possible provisions and the applicable legislation for the case, i.e. Section 24 of the Act on the Openness of Government Activities (621/1999).

Instructions for application of confidentiality
Write an application, where you state the reason for the need for confidentiality, what part of the thesis that needs to be confidential and for how long it should be kept confidential (according to the Degree Regulations maximum 4 years).
Give the name of the supervisor and your main subject, incl. confirmation that you have discussed this with your supervisor.
Also give your name, student number and contact information.
In the application, please refer to the 24th section/1st subsection/21st item in the Act on the Openness of Government Activities (621/1999).

The application should be sent to Academic Affairs coordinator in your faculty, who presents the application for the dean.