OpenScholar: What happens to my Openscholar site after I leave Princeton?

Before you leave Princeton, we recommend the site owner download all the files from the pages (the easiest way is to go into Content in the Admin Bar to see all the files and posts). Currently, we do not have an export tool to export an entire site and its contents.

Once a site has not been accessed for over a year (1 year) by the owner (and they have left the University), we purge the account and the contents of the site permanently from the server. Once we do this purge, we can not recover the data.

If you no longer have access to OpenScholar, and your account and site have not been purged, we can help retrieve your files for you. To request this, email us at

**If the site is a lab site or a research site, Site Owners can be changed if the Site Owner is leaving and the site is continuing the research. This can be done in Admin Bar > People.