University Library

Publishing Dissertations online on DepositOnce


1. Preparing the 'approved version'

After the thesis defense (“Disputation”) please prepare the 'approved version' of your thesis.

Decide, whether the research data of your thesis (e.g. measurement and survey data, laboratory values, audio-visual information, texts, software or simulations) should also be archived by TU Berlin and thus can be cited and re-used.

General legal information
Information & Tips for Research Data

2. Title page

Please insert a title page before your text as is required by TU Berlin regulations.

Title page template (PDF, 53 KB)

3. File preparation

Prepare the document for publishing.

Instructions for PDF files (PDF, 0,9 MB)

4. Registration on DepositOnce

Log on to DepositOnce, the repository for research data and publications of TU Berlin. This requires a registration with your TU-account. In case you do not have a TU-account or in case of questions, please contact us.


5. Transferring metadata

Submit the metadata for your publication to DepositOnce while filling out the form "Publications". Read and follow the instructions and help texts provided in the form. Please provide as accurate information as possible. Read the declaration of consent (Deposit License) carefully before printing and signing and submit it later together with the print copy.

Deposit-Lizenz (official German version) (PDF, 242 KB)
Deposit licence (unofficial English translation) (PDF, 225 KB)

6. Data check / preparation print copy

The Dissertation Office checks your submission and will contact you. After you got our confirmation you can prepare 1 printed copy of your dissertation:
The allowed formats are DIN A4, DIN A5 and intermediate formats. Pages should be printed on both sides if possible. Please use white, age-resistant paper. The copies must be permanently bonded. Ring, spiral or clamp binding are not permitted.

7. Submission of print copy and Deposit-License

Please hand in the printed copy of your dissertation and the declaration of consent (Deposit License) to the circulation desk of the university library (central library, ground floor). You may authorize another person to submit the documents or use postal services.

8. Acknowledgement of receipt

The Dissertation Office checks the submitted documents for compliance with the requirements and issues an acknowledgement of receipt, which serves as the basis for the issuance of the doctoral certificate by your faculty.

Further Information

Dissertation Service of the University Library

Address Fasanenstr. 88
10623 Berlin
ConsultationFor requests we are at your disposal by phone (Mon-Fri until 15:00) and e-mail.
Lisa BernsteinTel.: +49 30 314-76458
Elisabeth HerzigTel.: +49 30 314-76128
Delivery of printed copiesCirculation desk of the university library (central library, ground floor), Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00

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