Frequently Asked Questions

As a UROP student, how do I add my undergraduate research poster or paper to the University Digital Conservancy (UDC)?

Answer:

The University of Minnesota’s Digital Conservancy (UDC) provides a permanent home for your Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) poster or paper.

Adding your work to the UDC offers many advantages including:

  • Permanency: You’ll have a permanent digital copy of your work in the repository.
  • Improve your résumé: You'll get a link in your portfolio to use in your résumé, C.V., or future school applications.
  • Visibility: When people ‘google’ you, your research work will appear high in the search results, because UDC items have higher search engine rankings.
  • Contribution to scholarship: Your work will be a valuable resource for future U of M students.

To add your work to the UDC:

  1. Get approval to add your work to the UDC from your research adviser as well as any co-authors if applicable. Contact the UROP office if you have any questions about authorship and approval.
  2. Read and complete the Deposit Agreement form online.
  3. Email your poster or paper file to udc@umn.edu, along with the following information:
    • Program (UROP, Honors, other research experience?)
    • Authors
    • Your college, department, and/or research center / lab
    • Your faculty adviser's name
    • Grant numbers or sponsor information, if applicable
    • An abstract (optional). An abstract is a summary of your poster or paper of no more than 500 words.
  4. We’ll upload your poster or paper to the UDC, and send you a confirmation email with a permanent link to your work.

See also honors program UDC instructions

To learn more about the UDC:

Visit the University Digital Conservancy or watch a short video on how to track your work's download stats.

For additional questions, please contact udc@umn.edu.

Mailing Address
University Digital Conservancy
c/o University Archives
218 Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

 

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