Broad Institute partners with OpenScholar to offer customizable website options for the Broad Institute community. OpenScholar sites offer the ability to build a public website based on a set of custom themes in a content management system (CMS).

These themes align with the Broad Institute style guide and integrate with the look and feel of The site offers teams direct control of their content — including photos and graphics, text, profiles, and announcements. We’ll take care of cloud hosting, system administration and security updates in the background.

To find out if an OpenScholar site is right for you, tell us about your goals.

About OpenScholar



Currently available Broad themes: One, Two, Three, Four

  • theme one
  • theme two
  • theme three
  • theme four


Why Use OpenScholar?


No Technical Knowledge Needed

The user-friendly interface for adding and editing content requires no technical knowledge, special software, or HTML. You can edit your site from any computer with an internet connection.


Drag and drop layout system

The "drag-and-drop" tool provides an easy way to arrange the content presentation on any site. You can design site-wide default layouts or create unique layouts for different sections of your site.


Dedicated Support

OpenScholar provides professional, help desk style support, and robust, regularly updated documentation.


Apps & widgets

OpenScholar comes with a set of preconfigured, customizable and reusable apps that satisfy common use cases in (academic) websites including News, Events and calendaring, Publications, Blog, FAQ, Slideshow, etc.


Custom Domains

Use your custom domain URL for your website. Please consult Communications.

Faceted Search

Search pages, publications, posts, events, and comments, etc. The feature also includes advanced search filtering by terms/categories.


Control the Look of Your Site

Select from a growing number of professional themes (templates). You can also pay to develop your own unique theme.

Social Media Integration

Allow sharing of your content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.


Built-in Site Analytics

Easily plug-in and leverage popular site tracking services. Data collected will indicate traffic patterns across your site.