Institutional Repository

Knowledge@UChicago is a new service managed in the Library to preserve and share the scholarly, creative, and administrative assets of the University.

Making your work available in Knowlege@UChicago has multiple benefits:

  • enhanced exposure to your work
  • automatically receive a doi for deposited work
  • ensure grant compliance for any public access requirements for your research
  • preservation managed by the Library

Content included in Knowledge@UChicago includes (but is not limited to):

  • publications (including preprints)
  • dissertations
  • working papers/technical reports
  • white papers
  • data sets up to 1GB (data sets must be complete and ready to use, and must include a readme file. At this time, no classified/restricted/confidential data can be accepted.)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


What kind of content can I add to Knowledge@UChicago?

A variety of content - so long as it is digital. Examples of content that you can deposit include:
  • articles
  • book chapters
  • conference presentations
  • data sets
  • dissertations
  • working papers
  • preprints

Who can add their work?

Anyone affiliated with the UChicago community, and who can login using a CNetID, may deposit work in Knowledge@UChicago. Alumni and affiliated users should contact us for help.

Who can read deposited work?

Anyone with internet access will be able to read works deposited in Knowledge@UChicago, which means that deposit will fulfill public access requirements of many granting agencies. We are working to establish mechanisms to enable sharing with a smaller group.

How do I begin to add my work?

From the Knowledge@UChicago home page, login using your CNetID.  Once you have logged in and set up your profile, please contact us and we will set you up so that you can add your work to the repository.

Notes on adding your work
Abstract - including an abstract will enhance the discovery of your work.
Subject - please include at least one subject heading.
Your deposit will be held for 1 business day for evaluation of metadata and copyright and to ensure the content displays properly. You will be notified by email as soon as it is publicly available.

What about copyright?

There are a number of UChicago resources available for determining copyright, including the Copyright Information Center. If your work has been previously published you may have transferred your copyright to your publisher, and be unable to make your work available in Knowledge@UChicago. Use SHERPA/RoMEO or check your publisher's website for publisher copyright and permission policies.  If you are unsure, please contact us.
Depositing your work in Knowledge@UChicago does not require you to transfer copyright to the university. Please read the deposit agreement for more information.

How do I create a community in Knowledge@UChicago for my department, lab, center, etc?

Please contact us to set up a community.

I deposited my work. Where is the DOI ?

The DOI is located in the metadata for the deposit and can be seen by clicking on “Show full item record.” Beside “dc.identifier” you will see the doi. To create a URL, append that string to ““ and you will have a link that will work anywhere you choose.
Example: An item with doi:10.5072/FK2KH0QX8S would resolve to

Where can I find your policies?

Institutional Repository Policies

I have more questions. Can you help?

Definitely. Send us an email and we'll get back to you right away!