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About Summit

Summit is the Simon Fraser University (SFU) institutional research repository. The repository preserves and promotes the scholarship of SFU researchers (faculty, students, and staff).

How to deposit your work in Summit

SFU research and other works

SFU faculty, graduate students, and staff are encouraged to deposit their work using the Summit Deposit Form.

Fill out the form and attach the document, manuscript or other material you wish to deposit. Summit staff will manage any embargo periods required by your publisher. Public access to the material will be enabled at the end of the embargo period. 

If there are too many items to deposit at one time using the submission form, please email us at to arrange for an alternate method of getting your material into Summit.

SFU theses

Graduate thesis submission and deposit into Summit is done entirely online. It is the student's responsibility to upload all documents to the SFU Library’s Thesis Registration System.  

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students please contact us at if you have material you believe might qualify for deposit in Summit. 

What types of works can be submitted?

Summit can accommodate many genres (learning objects, documents, datasets, images) and formats (text, audio, video, images).  Here are some examples of works that are deposited into Summit:

  • article preprints, final refereed manuscripts (the author's version of the article, not the publisher's published version), Open Access articles
  • research reports; book chapters
  • images of artwork
  • conference presentations
  • video and podcast
  • datasets

Questions or concerns?

Contact the Summit team at