About ScholarSphere

ScholarSphere is an institutional repository managed by Penn State University Libraries. Anyone with a Penn State Access ID can deposit materials relating to the University’s teaching, learning, and research mission to ScholarSphere. All types of scholarly materials, including publications, instructional materials, creative works, and research data are accepted.

ScholarSphere supports Penn State’s commitment to open access and open science. Researchers at Penn State can use ScholarSphere to satisfy open access and data availability requirements (e.g., F.A.I.R) from funding agencies and publishers.

Penn State's open access policy (AC02: Open Access to Scholarly Articles) requires that university researchers provide the post-print version of their published scholarly articles to the University Libraries to be made available to the public (unless the authors have obtained a waiver). Depositing in ScholarSphere satisfies this requirement.

Additional Resources

The ScholarSphere Team


Dann Bohn, Dan Coughlin, Eric Durante, Seth Erickson, Briana Ezray, Binky Lush, Ryan Schenk, Adam Wead


Allis Choi, Seth Erickson, Briana Ezray, Hannah Hadley, Xuying Xin

Policy Task Force

Ana Enriquez, Seth Erickson, Briana Ezray, Kathleen Phillips, Xuying Xin


Joni Barnoff, Jim Campbell, Kevin Clair, Carolyn Cole, Hector Correa, Justin Coyne, Paul Crum, Kieren Etienne, Mike Giarlo, Beth Hayes, Patricia Hswe, Jamie Little, Brian Maddy, Valerie Maher, Calvin Morooney, Jeff Minelli, Justin Patterson, Elizabeth Saddler, Chet Swalina, Michael Tribone, Matt Zumwalt