The University Libraries is offering a new service to share Carnegie Mellon scholarly outputs and research data with a global audience. Help us name Carnegie Mellon’s new research repository and get a chance to win $500 in research/travel grants or piece of technology.

Built on the figshare platform, this new service is intended to be a comprehensive digital institutional repository and research collaboration platform for research data and scholarly outputs produced by members of Carnegie Mellon University and their global collaborators. The new repository is designed to collect, preserve, and provide stable, long-term free global open access to a wide range of research data and scholarly outputs created by Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff, and student members in the course of their research and teaching. Anyone with access to the Internet will be able to discover, view, and download the research data and other scholarly outputs of Carnegie Mellon University contained in this new repository.

WHAT IS THE CONTEST? The University Libraries seeks members of the Carnegie Mellon community to help us name the new repository. We’re looking for names that are original and distinctive--for instance, names coined by creatively combining existing terms, names that suggest (but don’t describe) the purpose of the repository, names that are fanciful yet appropriate to Carnegie Mellon culture and history or reflect it in a unique way. We don’t want names that are merely descriptive, copied or closely resemble existing names.

Although not required to enter the contest, we also encourage you to submit taglines and logos to use for marketing and promotional purposes.

A committee comprising University Libraries and campus leaders will evaluate the entries and announce the winner at the end of the Spring semester. The winning entry becomes the property of Carnegie Mellon University. The winner will receive $500 in research/travel grant funds or an iPad or Apple Watch.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? The contest is open to all current Carnegie Mellon students, staff and faculty members. Entrants under 18 must have their parents’ permission to enter and will be required to provide additional documentation if they win.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE? All entries must be received by Friday, March 24, 2017. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

ENTRY FORM: What You Need
About You

  • Name
  • CMU Andrew email address
  • Are you a faculty member, staff member, or a student?
  • Unit Affiliation (College/School/Department)?

Your Entry

  • Proposed Repository Name (Required)
  • Proposed Description (Required) Please provide a brief (250 words or fewer) description of the name you have chosen and how it relates to the repository and Carnegie Mellon.
  • Proposed Tagline (Optional) Please provide a brief, (10 words or fewer) tagline to use for marketing and promotional purposes.
  • Proposed Logo (Optional) Please provide a JPEG or PNG file for review. If your logo is selected, you’ll be required to provide the master original file (e.g., Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop file) for use.

HOW DO I ENTER? Review the Contest Terms carefully and submit your online Entry Form before the deadline. By submitting, or attempting to submit, an Entry, you are agreeing to the Contest Terms. You can submit as many entries as you like.