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Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs): Supplemental Materials or Data for Theses and Dissertations

How to Load Supplemental Materials or Data for Theses and Dissertations

COVID-19 and Terminal Projects in the IR@UF

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If you want to include supplemental materials or data for your thesis or dissertation, the IR@UF provides a permanent open access option for hosting and preservation. To add your materials to the IR@UF, first logon using your GatorLink credentials:

Depending on your permissions, you might or might not see: Start New Item. If you do not see this, email to have your permissions updated. We will reply to let you know that your rights have been updated.

After your permissions are updated, you might need to log out and log back in before you can click the Start New Item link. Basic instructions for the process and a how-to video are available below.

After you have completed your item, click the Description tab. The permanent URL for the item appears at the top of the tab. Use this URL to reference your supplemental materials in your thesis or dissertation document.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at or (352) 294-3785.

Detailed Steps for Submitting an Item to the IR@UF

Logging In

  1. Go to the IR@UF:
  2. Click the myUFDC Home link in the top right portion of the page, or the orange SUBMIT button.
  3. Log in using your GatorLink username and password.
    • If you do not have a GatorLink username, click the "Register now" link to register.

Submitting Materials

  1. Click the Start a new item link.
  2. Read the terms and conditions of the Grant of Permission. If you would still like to submit your item to the IR@UF, click continue. If you have any questions, please email us.
  3. Enter information about your item in the appropriate fields.
    • You are automatically listed as the creator of the item, but you may list additional authors by clicking on the green plus sign to the right of the Creator box. Any box with a plus sign to the right can have multiple entries.
    • After you finish adding information about your item, click the Next button.
  4. Add files to your submission by clicking the Select Files button. After selecting the appropriate file(s), click the Submit button.
    • If you would like to add supplementary files, upload each additional file. After you have selected the file(s) that you want to add to the item, click the Save button.

Editing Your Submission

  1. Log in to myUFDC.

  2. Click the View all my submitted items link.

  3. Select the item you want to edit.

  4. Click the CITATION tab

  5. Click the Edit this item link.

  6. Edit the metadata for the item as needed. If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact us.

Editing Your Account Preferences

  1. To set your myUFDC preferences, log in. Click the Edit my account preferences link.

  2. You can also edit preferences from the myUFDC home tab on the top navigation bar, under Account Preferences.

Self-Submittal Video Tutorial

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