Takedown policy

To request the removal, or takedown, of an item from White Rose Research Online, either as the item’s author or if you feel that its content infringes UK law, please email eprints@whiterose.ac.uk, including the URL of the record and the reason for the takedown request.

  1. Your request will be acknowledged and an initial assessment will be undertaken by White Rose Research Online staff. We aim to acknowledge and assess the request within seven working days of receipt. Requests to remove items are usually then passed to the associated institution (the University of Leeds, Sheffield or York, as appropriate) to be dealt with in accordance with their local policy and with licensing or legal requirements.
  2. If the takedown request is approved by the associated institution, the material will be withdrawn from the repository, either permanently or for an agreed period. A record giving information about the item may remain visible in the repository. This will be agreed on a case by case basis.
  3. It may be necessary for legal advice to be taken before the issue can be fully resolved.

Should you wish to make a complaint about content in the repository, or any of the repository processes, please contact eprints@whiterose.ac.uk in the first instance. You should expect an acknowledgement of your complaint within seven working days.