Information Services

Notice and take-down policy

What the SCT will do if you believe content in ERA infringes any person's rights, or applicable UK laws.


Every effort has been made to ensure that content in PURE and ERA does not infringe any person's rights, or applicable UK laws. Should you discover content in PURE or ERA that you believe to be illegal, or infringes any of your statutory rights, you may contact the repository staff who will review the complaint.

On receipt of your complaint, Scholarly Communications Team staff will:

  1. Make an initial assessment of its validity
  2. Acknowledge receipt of the complaint by email
  3. For all but spurious complaints, cease access to the item that is subject to complaint
  4. Refer the complaint to the University's Legal Advisor for comment and advice
  5. Seek to verify your identity and authority as complainant.

When the Repository Manager has verified the authenticity of your complaint and has been advised that it is ostensibly legitimate, the file will be removed from public access, leaving behind the bibliographic record describing the record.

If the Legal Advisor confirms that it does not breach any law then the item will be reinstated.

Scholarly Communications Team

Edinburgh University Library
George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ
Phone: +44 (0)131 651 3850 or (0)131 651 5226