Undergraduate Research Festival

Instructions for submitting to the Undergraduate Research Festival collection in the Knowledge Bank. If you have questions or problems with the procedures below, please send a message to libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu.


1. Login to the Knowledge Bank to auto-register

  • Go to: https://kb.osu.edu
  • Click on "Login" in the left-hand column under "My Account".
  • Click on "OSU Login".
  • Sign in with your OSU account (lastname.# and password) to be directed to your Submissions page
  • OR if your OSU login is already in effect in your browser, you will be taken directly to your Submissions page.

Note: You will not be able to submit to the Undergraduate Research Festival collection until you are authorized (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 libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu.

Once authorized, when you click on "start a new submission" after logging in you will see the name of the Undergraduate Research Festival collection in the collection dropdown on the "Select a collection" screen. 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 and/or slides to PDF format

Please convert PowerPoint files 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_ResearchFestival.pdf, Research-Festival-Poster-2018.pdf, ResearchFestivalPoster.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: https://kb.osu.edu
  • Click on "Login".
  • Click on "OSU Login".
  • After logging in, click on "start a new submission".
  • Select the Undergraduate Research Festival collection from the dropdown. 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: 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.

Problems? Email us at libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu.

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.

Link to this page: http://go.osu.edu/kb-research-festival-instructions