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Becoming a registered user and putting your work in Summit

How do I become a registered user?

If you are not registered with Summit, and you are a SFU faculty, graduate student or staff producing scholarly work and would like to make your research available to a wide audience via Summit, please send an email to for more information on how your material can be added to Summit.


I am a registered user. How do I put my material in Summit?

Please login  if you are already registered as a user with Summit. You need to be registered as a user with Summit in order to upload your material to Summit.


After logging in click on "submit my work" under your username in the left hand column of the screen.


The uploading screen provides instructions on what to enter in the different fields that will populate the record for the item you are uploading. As well, here is a PDF document that provides further instructions on filling in the record and uploading your item.


What if I am not a member of SFU?

If you are not a member of SFU, you may still deposit material in Summit under certain conditions. If you have published a paper, or are publishing a paper, that comes with a funder mandate to make the research open access via a repository, the SFU Library can assist you. You may deposit your work in Summit to meet funder (e.g. SSHRC, NSERC, CHIR, NIH etc.) requirements if your institution or organization does not have its own institutional repository.

Please send an email to with the title of your paper, the funding agency name and either a copy of the funding agency's mandate instructions, or a link to this information on the funding agency's website.

We will send you a Summit non-exclusive license to sign, and you can then email back a signed copy of the license along with the document you wish to deposit in Summit. The SFU Library will put your material in Summit and contact you when your material is available.

Please note that if your institution implements a repository in the future, SFU will, at your direction, facilitate the transfer of your material to your institution's repository.