Creating an OpenScholar website is easy.

Customizable features. No coding required.

Review this page to sign up for your own faculty, lab, center, program or event site.

Why use OpenScholar?

No Technical Knowledge Needed

Experience a user-friendly interface for adding and editing content from any computer with an internet connection.

Drag and drop layout system

Design site-wide default layouts or create unique layouts for different sections of your site.

Dedicated Support

OpenScholar provides professional, help desk style support, and robust, regularly updated documentation.

Apps & widgets

Each site comes with a set of preconfigured, customizable and reusable apps including News, Events and calendaring, Publications, Blog, FAQ, Slideshow, etc.

Custom Domains

Use your custom domain URL for your website. Departments and institutes can use their existing domain for all sites of affiliated scholars.

Faceted Search

Search pages, publications, posts, events, and more, including advanced search filtering by terms/categories.

Control the Look of Your Site

Choose your theme (template) already branded according to your University guidelines. Add your own text, video, and images.

Social Media Integration

Allow sharing of your content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Built-in Site Analytics

Easily plug in and leverage popular site tracking services. Data collected will indicate traffic patterns across your site.

OpenScholar Tour

Get Started Today

Step One: Choose a theme from the options below.

Step Two: Request a site.

Step Three: View Tutorials.

  • Visit our Documentation Site to learn about features, functionality and other topics
  • Read the FAQs
  • Contact us with your questions, or to discuss your project and how to get started
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Choose from multiple themes

The examples below show BIDMC branding. Your site will be branded for your organization. These templates are 'pre-set', meaning the information architecture is already in place to expedite and facilitate your website-building process.