The CSSC supports or is engaged in a number of ongoing projects pertinent to scholarly communications:

Open Access
•   Promotion, education, and other initiatives around scholarly Open Access publishing, including participating in annual Open Access Week events every October

OPUS: Open ULeth Scholarship
•   Developing the University of Lethbridge's institutional repository, OPUS: Open ULeth Scholarship.   OPUS supports and promotes Centre activities related to disseminating and archiving research materials produced by University of Lethbridge faculty and students

Zygote to Zombie Initiative
•   Developing initiatives to inform and support faculty and student best practices relating to all phases of the scholarly research workflow – from initial grant application to final research impact assessment

•   Supporting the Library’s work in identification and creation of locally-digitized collections

Journal Incubator
•   The Lethbridge Journal Incubator is an experiment in the sustainability of Open Access Publication through collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies, the Library, and the Faculty of Arts & Science.  The Incubator served as a prototype     for the kind of research and research-mobilization the CSSC will engage in.  For more on the Incubator see

Research Data Management
•   Working with the Library, the Office of Research & Innovation Services and colleagues, both nationally and internationally, to coordinate requirements for the management of research data resulting from publicly-funded research