OpenScholar is a web creation platform provided by Harvard Web Publishing for the Harvard University community. It provides an easy and efficient way to create and manage a Personal, Project and Department website without having to know any web development code (HTML, etc.). Harvard Affiliates with a Harvard Key and PIN can create an OpenScholar site.
Create Your Site
Select to create a "scholar" site or "group or department type" site.
Creating a Personal Site
Personal sites are for individuals or scholars.
To create a personal site, go to scholar.harvard.edu, click the "Create your site" button, and choose the type of site you want to create.
Create a Group or Department Type Site
Before you dive into your website project, be sure to plan appropriately and take advantage of resources available:
- Project Planning
Tips and tools for planning your project
- Project Guidance and Best Practices
Step by step guides to organize your website's structure
Support and Training Resources
- OpenScholar Platform and Web Graphics Workshop
Training session are free and open to the Harvard community
- OpenScholar Community
An online forum for the Harvard community to discuss all things OpenScholar
- Support through the HUIT Helpdesk
Contact the Helpdesk for questions about OpenScholar
OpenScholar only allows for current Harvard Affiliates to create a site. This includes the following groups:
- all active students
- non-temporary employees
- Smithsonian employees
- Harvard Management Company employees
- Board of Overseers members