Store and Promote Your Scholarship

Kelvin Smith Library offers support for storing and promoting CWRU affiliated scholarship. Since scholarly output can vary across academic disciplines, the following list highlights features of each platform we support. For individual guidance on how to choose the best platform for your work, please contact


Digital Case: CWRU's Institutional Repository

An institutional repository is an online open access point and long-term storage solution for the scholarly output of any given institution. In order to fulfill these goals, Digital Case is managed by Kelvin Smith Library staff who ensure that repository assets meet content and technical requirements as outlined in the Digital Case collections management policy. Datasets and supplementary research files fall outside the scope of an institutional repository, but are supported by the other platforms listed below.

Researchers at CWRU can submit their work to Digital Case through a self-submission form. Departments who are interested in bulk deposit of scholarly work can contact for guidance.


Open Science Framework: CWRU's data storage and project collaboration platform

OSF is an open source tool created and maintained by the Center for Open Science that allows for storing, sharing, and version control of all data types, documents, and files. Researchers at CWRU can create their own project pages to upload data, invite collaborators, and manage research workflows. With OSF, users can easily share data between platforms like Google Drive, Box, Github, and more. OSF also allows researchers to issue Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for their project as a whole or for individual files that make citing and providing access to datasets possible. Datasets or files assigned a DOI on OSF can be easily referenced and cited in corresponding Digital Case objects.

For a detailed guide on using OSF, please visit Any questions can be directed to


Subject Specific Data Repositories

These data repositories are for researchers at CWRU who don’t want to manage their own datasets, but do want that data to be openly available for sharing. CWRU has no official involvement with any of these data repositories, but the University Technology department maintains a list of various repositories applicable to the research happening on campus.