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The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office advances research and teaching across Ball State through a growing suite of services. We can consult on copyright questions, collaborate on faculty and student-driven publishing initiatives, and advise on research data management.

Understand Copyright

Whether you are embarking on a book project, developing your course website, or making a video, we offer resources to help you navigate copyright.

Launch a Publication

Are you interested in starting a new journal or other publication? We can offer software support, policy guidance, and long-term preservation.

Manage Your Data

Whatever your field, chances are you're producing research in digital formats. If you’re writing a data management plan for your next grant proposal, you can access DMPTool to get started.

Promote Open Access

Publishing in open access venues can maximize the reach of your scholarship, while using open educational resources can help reduce costs for Ball State’s students. We can connect you to high-quality, free, open research, textbooks, data, and other materials in your field.

Donald Williams

Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager
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