Partner with Us

We welcome all ideas for new projects and programs, from research to pedagogy. If you are interested in proposing a project with ECDS, please refer to our Guidelines for Proposing Project with ECDS document.  These guidelines will offer a starting point for discussion between you and the ECDS staff, and give you a sense of the types of things that make for a successful project. After considering your project idea with these guidelines in mind, you should contact us (ecds@emory.edu) to set up a meeting to discuss your idea with our staff.

Then what?

ECDS project proposals go through a standard process that begins with an exploratory brainstorming meeting. You can schedule one of these meetings by emailing us at ecds@emory.edu. At an exploratory brainstorming meeting, we will discuss your project idea, with special attention to the areas outlined in the Guidelines for Proposing Project with ECDS document. From there, projects follow a standard process with various stakeholders from vetting to project planning to execution and completion.

For projects estimated to require more than 80 hours of labor, or more than $20,000 to produce, the proposals will be presented to the Digital Scholarship and Pedagogy Governance Sub-Committee. This sub-committee, composed of faculty from across the university, will evaluate each proposal on sustainability, and its alignment with Emory's mission.

We are committed to accessibility

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship is committed to continuously improving the accessibility of its space and its projects. If you have difficulty accessing our digital projects, website, or physical space in the 303 suite in the Woodruff Library--or have ideas for improving them--please email us at ecds@emory.edu or visit us on the third floor.

ECDS includes computer work stations, a recording studio, video conference room, and meeting space, all which are ADA compliant. Designated work stations are available for use whenever the center is open, and the other spaces can be reserved by sending an email to ecds@emory.edu.

The ECDS website follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and encourages projects originating from or involved with the Center to similarly adopt accessibility guidelines including:

  • Using headings in the correct order to facilitate navigation, particularly with screen readers.

  • Providing alternative text for images, visualizations, video, and audio media.

  • Skipping navigation links at the top of the page.

  • Using high contrast colors.

We recommend addressing accessibility considerations from the beginning of project planning and within organizational workflows. Resources on WebAIM, including the web accessibility evaluation tool, provide a starting point for taking accessibility into consideration.

Please contact us with any suggestions, concerns, comments, or questions, or to simply chat.