ETDs @ Harvard

We are pleased to announce the Harvard Chan School’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.  The online-submission tool can be found at:

ETDs @ Harvard will allow you to submit your dissertation electronically in five simple steps.  Once submitted and approved by the 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.  A short video and information about these steps and systems are available here.

Detailed information about ETDs @ Harvard and other important formatting, publishing, and copyright considerations are available on the Registrar’s Dissertation Guidelines website.

An information session about ETDs @ Harvard was held in March 2014.  Click here to view a recording of the session.

Please contact Laura Ruggiero ( or Joann Wilson-Singleton ( with any questions you may have.