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Vireo Honor's Thesis and Project Management System: Vireo Deposit Process

Honor's thesis and project instructions for uploading via Vireo

Vireo Login

Go to piratescholars.ecu.edu  and click the purple "Start your submission" button. You will use your PirateID and password to log in.
After logging in, click on "Start your submission".

Step One

The first step in the Vireo deposit process is to input information about yourself and the department/program you're graduating from.

  1. Your name and ECU email address appear in the top section.
  2. The next section requires you to select your home department, degree, and major. 
  3. The third section is for contact information. Please enter a permanent phone number and address, as well as an alternate email address (since your ECU student email address will not be valid after you graduate). PLEASE NOTE: It is important to add a permanent email other than your ECU address.  This is especially important if you plan to utilize the embargo option.

Step Two

The second step asks you to agree to two different license agreements. The first license gives ECU the right to store, make accessible, and migrate forward in file format your thesis or dissertation. 

Step Three

Step three asks you to provide information about the document you are uploading. Specifically:

  1. Provide such document information as the title, degree date, abstract, and keywords.
    • Hint: copy and paste in the abstract
    • Keywords are the words you use to describe what your paper is about.. please see this tab for tips and clues on what keywords to use. These keywords make your paper more searchable.
  2. Committee members: type in their first and last names, select their role on the committee, and input the ECU email address of your committee chair.
  3. Previously Published Material: have you published an article or book chapter that you are now including as part of your Honor's Thesis or Project? If so, check the box and identify what that portion is.
  4. Embargo Options: specify whether your work can be made immediately available (recommended), or embargoed for a specific reason, such as a patent application or required journal hold.
  5. Access Options: Release your work to Open Access (recommended) or to campus access based on the embargo schedule you've set.

Step Four

At this step, you upload your Honor's Thesis or Project as well as any additional files.

Step Five

The last step is to confirm and submit. Any errors needing attention will be listed in red font at the top of the screen.  After submission you should receive a Submittal Complete message.