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DigitalHub is an institutional repository for the research and scholarly output of Northwestern Medicine

Changes coming soon to DigitalHub

Upgrade to Prism

We are excited to announce that Prism will replace DigitalHub in early 2023 as the institutional repository for Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. This upgrade improves user experience and provides more functionality. We will provide more details regarding dates as the migration approaches.  

All of your materials will be migrated from DigitalHub to Prism with no extra effort from you. The Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) will not change and are not affected by this transition. Please note that DigitalHub-specific URLs will change. However, we will provide an automatic re-direct from a DigitalHub-specific URL to its corresponding URL in Prism. DigitalHub will continue to be available online and viewable but will not allow new uploads after the migration to Prism.  

Once Prism is ready, consider signing up for a class on Prism. You can also schedule a training for your lab, program, department, institute or center (email:  

Exciting features in Prism:   

  • Upload any file format and preview them in the browser 
  • Reserve DOIs in advance of publication of datasets 
  • Share private links to view and edit with colleagues 
  • Create metadata-only records for offsite datasets 
  • Set embargo dates for releasing content to public 
  • Create and curate your own community (e.g., workshop, project, lab, or journal). 

All the features you have grown to expect are found in Prism: 

  • Assigned DOIs to make records easily and uniquely citable 
  • Preformatted citation text to make it easy for your work to be cited 
  • Indexing with Google for wide dissemination of your work 
  • Long-term preservation of your work 
  • Responsive staff to answer questions and provide support 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Introducing DigitalHub

What is DigitalHub?

DigitalHub is an institutional repository for the research and scholarly output of Northwestern Medicine. DigitalHub preserves intellectual works created by the Northwestern Medicine scholarly community, enhances the visibility of Northwestern Medicine scholarship, and promotes authors by enabling discovery and accessibility of works by the international scientific community.

DigitalHub facilitates the discovery and recognition of research and scholarship at Northwestern Medicine by bringing together open access to traditional and non-traditional research and information on scholarly activities across all disciplines. Populated with institutional and public data sources, DigitalHub represents a living record of scholarly output.

Where can I find DigitalHub?

DigitalHub is available at:

Use DigitalHub to:

  • Disseminate your work to a wider audience
  • Provide a citable link and easy access to your work
  • Store your research in a central, searchable database
  • Ensure long-term preservation of your work

I need help and training!

Don't worry, DigitalHub help documentation is available in this guide. Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center holds semi-regular training for FSM faculty and staff in how to upload their scholarly outputs into DigitalHub. Training will include the following:

  • Classes: Open enrollment workshops for faculty (or administrative assistants) to learn about the benefits of DigitalHub, how to upload scholarly outputs, and how to use the reporting features.
  • Consultation: One on one consultation for faculty to work with a librarian to learn the interface and upload scholarly outputs.
  • Presentations: Librarians are available to attend departmental meetings or other forums to instruct  faculty how to best utilize DigitalHub.

For more assistance with using DigitalHub, contact Every person at Northwestern Medicine is responsible for creating and maintaining their own scholarly outputs in DigitalHub.