What is OpenScholar?

OpenScholar makes it quick and relatively easy for academic professionals to create a website without any special software or technical skills. It is a web-based content management system  that includes ready-made features useful for academic sites: publications, class pages, blogs, calendar, and photo galleries.

OpenScholar is a Drupal distribution (a specific configuration of Drupal), devised at Harvard. We have revised it for use in the School of Arts & Sciences. ISUS manages it.

All current faculty and graduate students are eligible for an OpenScholar website. Faculty may create multiple sites in Open Scholar, if they have special projects, labs, or other uses for a website that is separate from their personal website.

To explore some of the existing sites on OpenScholar, or to request an OpenScholar site, please go to You can also check out our page with tips and tricks especially for SAS users. Still have questions? Ask your LSP!