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Store and Promote Your Scholarship

Digital Case: CWRU's Institutional Repository

An institutional repository is an online archive that provides open access to the scholarly output of any given institution. Digital Case serves as Case Western Reserve University’s institutional repository. It includes digitized collection materials from University Archives and Special Collections, research data and intellectual output of faculty, staff, and students.

Digital Case makes your scholarship easily accessible and available online, enabling increased access to the CWRU community and beyond. The repository is indexed, allowing your work to be discovered via online search engines (i.e. Google). All digital objects in the repository will be given a persistent URL (called a Handle), ensuring long-term online access to your work. This also allows researchers to cite your work without concern that the object will be taken offline.

Kelvin Smith Library assumes an active role in electronically storing, archiving, copying and/or converting your digital content for preservation purposes. All objects are stored and managed as part of CWRU’s technology infrastructure.


The OSF (Open Science Framework): CWRU's data storage and project collaboration platform

The OSF is a free, open source tool created and maintained by the Center for Open Science. The OSF provides a platform for the storage, sharing, and version control of all types of data, documents, and files. As a project collaboration and research management tool, it allows users to share data and workflows amongst collaborators or students, and it integrates with services you already use like Box, Drive, Github, and many more.

With the OSF, users create project pages to upload data, invite collaborators, and manage research workflows. CWRU's institutional account with OSF means that you can affiliate your research, projects, and datasets with Case Western Reserve University and make them discoverable on our institutional landing page.

  • Store Your Data - For Free!
  • Collaborate With Your Team
  • Publicize Your Scholarship