New websites will highlight OHIO research, creative activity

Published: September 19, 2023 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University faculty now have the ability to create and maintain their own OHIO-branded websites to highlight their research and creative activities.

Ohio University has partnered with the OpenScholar platform to provide this new opportunity, along with training and assistance for faculty.

“This is another way we can showcase the research and creative arts at Ohio University, and the impressive work of our students, staff, and faculty” said David Koonce, interim vice president for research and creative activity and dean of the Graduate College. “These websites are designed to be easy to build and maintain, and we are hoping that faculty from all across the University will take advantage of this new resource.”

OHIO faculty have three OHIO-branded templates to choose from through the OpenScholar program — there is no coding or back-end web experience required to build and maintain these pages. The websites are available free of charge, and they will work in coordination with the website. 

Built within the subdomain, OpenScholar websites allow for a stylish platform to showcase researchers, scholars, and the creative arts. The website supports user supplied images and documents to showcase research projects, scholarship, and creative activities. 

In addition, the websites are searchable, and publications are able to be uploaded easily. OpenScholar also provides one-on-one technical assistance and training materials.

These websites are not meant to replace faculty profiles on the current webpages; profiles will remain, and a link will be added pointing to faculty’s OpenScholar site from their profile, to create a more seamless experience.

OpenScholar has provided the following sample template options for OHIO faculty. These have been developed in partnership with OHIO’s University Communications and Marketing department. Each template is comprised of pre-built elements that are modern, responsive for mobile devices and adhering to University brand guidelines.

OHIO faculty who use the new websites will also be able to request analytics on their sites.

In order to request an OpenScholar website, go to and find the “Get Started Today” section to begin the process.

To view some of the already active OHIO Research websites, visit you would like more information about the new websites, contact the Research Division at