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

In collaboration with other offices on campus, KSL also provides a Research Data Management informational support site to guide researchers through the research data lifecycle.

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

Scholarly Commons @ CWRU: an open access scholarly repository

Scholarly Commons @ CWRU serves as Case Western Reserve University’s institutional repository. An institutional repository is an online archive that provides access to the scholarly output of any given institution. This repository includes scholarly content, such as journal articles, conference papers, chapters, books, reports, and more, produced by faculty, staff, and students, as well as university sponsored journals and events. Scholarly Commons is an open access repository, meaning that content is freely available to anyone across the world. To submit your work to Scholarly Commons, use our online submission page or email

Scholarly Commons is administered by the Kelvin Smith Library with support from the campus libraries and features contributions from schools, departments, centers, and institutes from across campus.

Contact with questions or suggestions.

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.