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02.07.2017 | Member News & Releases

Purdue University to Continue Partnership with Overleaf After Successful Pilot

February 7, 2017 – London, UK and Boston, USA – Overleaf, an innovative provider of scientific writing and publishing tools, today announced that Purdue University will continue in a five year partnership after a successful year-long pilot.

During the pilot, premium Overleaf accounts and customized writing templates were made available to all students, faculty and staff. Purdue University Graduate School were looking for a way to overcome LaTeX intimidation and accessibility hurdles faced by their students. Their goals were to make the thesis writing process easier and more streamlined for students, reducing time spent on thesis reviews.

Since the pilot has been executed, 35% of all STEM students now use the Purdue-Overleaf thesis template. This adoption is already bringing real benefits: an estimated 980 meetings have been removed, and workload and review times have been significantly reduced. The Purdue Graduate School now recommends the use of Overleaf to all students.

Andy Hughes, Manager of Web and Multimedia Services, Electrical Engineering Department, Purdue University said:

“I looked at several different LaTeX authoring tools and Overleaf was by far the best. It was easy to use, very intuitive, with nothing to install – just open and write. And the ability to have our template loaded onto their site and ready for students to use made it a perfect fit.”

Mark Jaeger, Manager at the Thesis and Dissertation Office at Purdue, adds:

“We provide students with customized Overleaf thesis and dissertation templates – it provides a quick and easy way for students to write in the correct format which saves our department huge amounts of time.  Overleaf submissions come in beautifully formatted and ready to go!”

You can read a case-study with the details of the year-long pilot here (http://bit.ly/PurdueCase). For more questions on this new Overleaf partnership and integration, please contact Mary Anne Baynes, CMO, Overleaf. (maryanne.baynes@overleaf.com)

About Purdue University – Purdue University, a top public research institution, offers higher education at its highest proven value. Committed to affordability, the University has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels. Committed to student success, Purdue is changing the student experience with greater focus on faculty-student interaction and creative use of technology. Committed to pursuing scientific discoveries and engineered solutions, Purdue has streamlined pathways for faculty and student innovators who have a vision for moving the world forward.

Visit: http://www.purdue.edu/ and follow @PurdueUnivNews on Twitter.

About Overleaf – Founded in 2012 and with over 600,000 registered users, Overleaf is an academic authorship tool that allows seamless collaboration and effortless manuscript submission, all underpinned by cloud-technology. By providing an intuitive online collaborative writing and publishing platform, Overleaf is making the process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents quicker and easier. Researchers and academics can now write, collaborate, and publish with a single click, directly from the Overleaf web-app. Publishers and Institutions are partnering with Overleaf to provide customized writing templates, simple reference tool linking, and one-click publishing submission links.

Supported by Digital Science, Overleaf aims to make science and research faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific writing process into one place in the cloud – from idea, to writing, to review, to publication.

Visit https://www.overleaf.com and follow @overleaf on Twitter.

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