Application to submit PhD Thesis by compilation

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CHM/COS Requirements for a Thesis by Compilation

A 'Thesis by Compilation' allows a candidate to submit his / her thesis for examination by published work. The number of publications is not prescriptive due to disciplinary variability, however should include at least three publications of which the majority are first author.

All candidates are automatically set up to submit their thesis as a standard thesis. If you wish to submit your thesis as a 'Thesis by Compilation' you must submit an MMD-HDR "Change Working Thesis Details" eForm at least 12 months, and no later than 6 months before completing the 'Notification of Intent to Submit' (NOI) milestone eForm. This process requires approval from your Primary Supervisor and Delegated Authority. It is important to speak with your Primary Supervisor, Delegated Authority or HDR Administrator before requesting a change to your thesis format.

Please see: "Change Working Thesis Details" webpage for more information on format types and procedure. 

The University procedure (ANU HDR - Thesis by Compilation and Thesis by Creative Works procedure) also requires a detailed ‘statement of contribution’ to be included and bound into the thesis at the time of submission.

This statement must detail the contribution to each paper, and include an agreement to the contribution statement and the inclusion of the paper by co-authors, using the 'Thesis by Compilation_Statement of Contribution' template attached.

To ensure this requirement is followed, the statement must be endorsed by the supervisor and the Delegated Authority before submission of the thesis.

At least two months prior to submission, and after consulting with your supervisory panel, a candidate should commence the 'Notification of Intent to Submit (NoI)' milestone eForm (available via ISIS) indicating the thesis title, abstract, intended date of submission and thesis format.

NB: You CANNOT change these details following submission so please ensure they are correct prior to submission of thesis for examination. 

[SEE: Thesis by Compilation Application & Thesis by Compilation_Statement of Contribution forms]