Pilot Scholars is an Institutional Repository (IR) that brings together all of the University’s research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.

Pilot Scholars strives to increase the visibility and sharing of scholarly, creative, and administrative works produced by members of the University community through the collection, organization, description, and promotion of these resources.

Under the direction of the Digital Services Librarian, Clark Library identifies resources for inclusion in the repository, works with Schools and Departments to gather resources for submission, describes these materials, and uploads them into Pilot Scholars to make them accessible to the campus and broader academic community.

Benefits of Pilot Scholars

  • Authors can increase the visibility of their research
  • A single place to collocate articles published in different journals
  • Provides open access to scholarship
  • Long-term preservation cloud storage.


Permanent faculty and staff affiliated with any UP college, department, or other campus units and partners can contribute eligible content. Student major papers and final products (Capstones, Honors Projects, Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Practice Improvement Papers, and Research Posters) are also welcome with permission from a faculty advisor.

Materials eligible for inclusion in the repository should be scholarly or creative in nature. Contributions are intended to exist permanently within the repository. Works in progress or those that are ephemeral in nature are not recommended for submission.


Email Pilot Scholars @ pilotscholars@up.edu to learn more about services or to submit your work.