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Scholarly Communications & Digital Publishing Services

SCDPS offers copyright consultations, publishing support, access to the institutional repository, and Open Access (OA) digital publishing tools to the WashU community

Institutional Repository: Open Scholarship

Open Scholarship is the institutional repository for Washington University in St. Louis. Maintained by the University Libraries, it provides free and open access to the scholarly and creative output of faculty, staff, and students by gathering it in one place.

Open Scholarship  is intended for scholarly work authored by Washington University in St. Louis faculty, staff, researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students. The focus is on larger collections of material, such as electronic theses and dissertations, undergraduate honors theses, conference posters, and white papers and reports.

For more information about Open Scholarship, contact Emily Stenberg or ScholPub at

For information about hosting data in the Washington University Research Data (WURD) repository, contact the Data Services department.