ETDs @ Harvard

We are pleased to announce HSPH’s participation in the implementation of Harvard’s new electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) submission system: ETDs @ Harvard.  Doctoral students graduating March 2015 and after will utilize this tool to submit their dissertations electronically.

ETDs @ Harvard will allow you to submit your dissertation electronically in five simple steps.  Once submitted and approved by the HSPH Registrar’s Office, your dissertation will be piped to several downstream systems including DASH, Harvard’s digital repository, which will make the work openly available; HOLLIS, which will make the work discoverable; and DRS2, Harvard Library’s digital preservation repository, which will preserve the electronic copy of your dissertation.

Bound copies of your dissertation will still be required to be housed in your department(s) and archived at Countway Library.  You will be assessed $35 for each of these bound copies.  The HSPH Registrar’s Office will coordinate with Acme Bookbinding for the printing and distribution of these copies.

Detailed information about ETDs @ Harvard will be made available on the HSPH Registrar’s website, MyHSPH, and the HSPH Student Handbook in late spring.  In the meantime, feel free to contact Joann Wilson-Singleton ( or Laura Ruggiero ( with any questions you may have.

Important information to consider including submission, ORCID, copyright, licensing, embargoes, patents, access, preservation, and recommended reading & viewing.

ETDs @ Harvard Doctoral Student Information Session held March 4, 2014.