Frequently asked questions

Here you will find our most frequently asked questions. If your issue is not listed below, please feel free to contact us at info@hbokennisbank.nl

I am having trouble downloading a publication. How can I solve this?

There are several issues that could cause this problem. The most common issue is that your internet security software or your browser is blocking the download. Please check your settings to see if your downloads are being blocked. Another possibility is that the publication itself is closed or that you need to install a certain program before you can open the file. We advise you to first try and download the publication on a different browser or computer. Still having trouble? Please send us your query via info@hbokennisbank.nl including a print screen of the error. We are happy to help you out.

The information attached to my publication is incorrect. How can I change this?

All publications (including theses) in the HBO Knowledge Base are harvested from institutional repositories. A repository is a central database where publications are stored by the universities. To change the information about a publication, please contact the university.

My name is not spelled correctly. How can I change this?

If your name is not spelled correctly, it is generally quite easy to have it fixed. All publications (including theses) in the HBO Knowledge Base are harvested from institutional repositories. A repository is a central database where publications are stored by the universities. To edit your name on the information page, please contact the university. They can help you with your query. Do you have multiple publications on your name? Please note that you will have to send a new request for each publication.

Can I remove my publication from the HBO Knowledge Base?

All publications (including theses) in the HBO Knowledge Base are harvested from institutional repositories. A repository is a central database where publications are stored by the universities. To have your publication removed from the HBO Knowledge Base, please contact the university.

I have found a publication that contains confidential information. How do I remove it?

All publications (including theses) in the HBO Knowledge Base are harvested from institutional repositories. A repository is a central database where publications are stored by the universities. To remove a publication that contains confidential or proprietary information from the HBO Knowledge Base, please contact the university.

How can I submit my publication or thesis?

Check whether your university is one of the participating institutions. If so, you may submit your thesis or publication by contacting your university.