Bring Your Ideas to the World

A website building platform
for researchers, academics and professionals

For Individuals

A Scholr Professional Portfolio website allows you to highlight:

  • Your academic / professional work
  • Research, skill sets, & competencies
  • In text, video, blog, photography

$9/month, start expanding your professional & academic opportunities today!

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For Groups

The perfect offering for labs, departments & research groups.

Get up to 70 websites for $7K that:

  • Facilitate your collaborative work
  • Allow for easy site creation
  • Provide beautiful templates to simplify information sharing

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For Institutions

A website platform tailor-made for academics and researchers that:

  • Streamlines your public
  • Gives you up to 750 websites
  • Significantly lowers your IT costs

Join Harvard & the 75 other entities that use OpenScholar!

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Three Core Benefits

Features that Showcase your Best Ideas

  • Customized for professionals, researchers & scholars
  • Best practice layout & presentation of your content
  • Increases online visibility of your professional portfolio 
  • Publications link to scholarly repositories, increasing citations
  • Widgets frame your content in multi-media format

Optimized Content
& Branding

  • For Institutions and Groups:
    • Custom built themes elevate your brand
    • A streamlined web presence
  • For Individuals:
    • Professional templates enhance your content
    • Creates an online portfolio of your work
    • Quality Content + Visibility= Better Opportunities


Three Plans:

  • Institutional Plan: up to 750 websites 
  • Group Plan: up to 70 websites to help you collaborate
  • Individual Plan: a Scholr website for $9/month 
  • We provide the hosting, help desk, and training

Powerful Features


Developed by scholars to meet 99% of the website needs of researchers, academics and professionals. Our features help you to be better online.

  • Essential Academic Content Types
  • No Coding Knowledge Needed
  • Configurable Faceted Search
  • Drag and Drop Interface
  • Share Content to Social Media
  • Embed External Media Content
  • Quick and easy website creation
  • 508 accessibility compliant


  • Widgets
  • Choose from many Theme Designs
  • Content Tagging
  • Administrative Role Permissioning
  • Citation Distribution
  • Website Creation Presets
  • Responsive themes
  • Themes branded for your school


More about the features

  • Testimonials

    "OpenScholar is based on how people use the software in order to update their website…its not a development tool for developers."

    Mary O’Neill Fowkes, IT Project Manager

  • Testimonials

    "...because OpenScholar is easy to use, I can get the staff trained very easily to maintain the content of their websites quickly."

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