Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

Instructions for submitting to the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum collections in the Knowledge Bank. If you have questions or problems with the procedures below, please send a message to


Note: You may request a one, three, or five year embargo of your poster during submission.

1. Login to the Knowledge Bank to auto-register

  • Go to:
  • Click on the "Login" dropdown.
  • Click on the "Login with Shibboleth" button.
  • Sign in with your OSU account (lastname.# and password)
  • OR if your OSU login is already in effect in your browser, you will be logged in automatically.
  • Once logged in, click on the Profile icon dropdown and select "MyKB" to be taken to your Submissions page.

Note: You will not be able to select a collection to submit to until you are authorized to submit to the appropriate collection (see step 2 below).

2. Notify Knowledge Bank about Your Registration

Fill out the web form below and click on [Submit] to inform the Knowledge Bank staff that you have registered. They will authorize you to submit your work to the appropriate collection. Knowledge Bank staff will send you an e-mail when you have been authorized. If you have not heard back from Knowledge Bank staff within two business days, please email

Once authorized, when you start a new submission after logging in you will see the name of your selected Denman collection in the pop-up window dropdown. Before you are authorized this collection will not be available.


Note: This form will not automatically authorize you.  The Knowledge Bank staff will receive your request via this form and they will authorize you.

3. Convert your poster to PDF format

Please convert PowerPoint or other file formats to PDF before submitting.

Note: Please do not use spaces or special characters in your PDF filename. Spaces and special characters — such as [ , ] , ( , ) , ! , é , and ü — can prevent access to your submission via the web once it is in the Knowledge Bank. Examples of properly named PDFs include: Your_Name_Denman.pdf, Denman-Poster-2017.pdf. Also, please remember that the filename of your PDF will be visible to the general public.

4. Submit your work to the Knowledge Bank

  • Go to
  • Click on "Login".
  • Click on the "Login with Shibboleth" button.
  • After logging in, hover over the plus sign at the top of the left-hand menu. Click "New" and select "Item" from the dropdown list.
  • In the new pop-up window, click on the name of the desired collection listed below the search box. Note: you will not be able to select a collection until you are authorized to submit (step 2 above).
  • Follow the steps of the submission form.

Note: During the submission process, you will be asked whether or not you are requesting an embargo (or delayed dissemination) for your poster and, if so, for how long. You may request a one, three, or five year embargo.

Note: As a repository for digital assets, OSU's Knowledge Bank acts as a permanent archive. All items submitted remain as is at the time of submission, just as books once published remain in the form in which they were printed. PDF files once placed in the Knowledge Bank will not be modified.

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5. Follow-up to Your Submission

When your submission has been approved, you will receive an e-mail with a permanent Web address for your work. Items in the Knowledge Bank are indexed by Google, but it may take up to two weeks before you will be able to find it in Google.

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