The offer

Creation of the website

Ourteamwill create a customized website, which will be based upon one of OpenUM’s software solutions, depending of the needs, requests and wishes formulated.


Your website will be hosted on our servers which are all located within the province of Quebec.

The training is included

Our team will offer you a personalized training, allowing you to autonomously manage your website.

Technical management

No basic technical knowledge, computer coding or website management is required nor necessary. The OpenUM team will take care of every technical aspect related to your digital presence.

Support for the users

Our team remains available to support you through your website’s management, as well as to ensure its evolution once it has been launched and made accessible to the general public.


Our team is managing the servers, as well as the propagation of updates on all the hosted websites. Therefore, you will always benefit from the most recent and stable version of the solutions and of WordPress.

Not included

Information filling

The websites ’ information filling is not covered by our website creation offer, and is, therefore, the user’s responsibility. However, amongst the OpenUM team, are assistants who have received a specific training in order to accomplish this step of the process at a lower cost.

Domain name

Every website hosted on OpenUM are delivered under an address. You may associate your website with your own domain name. However, in that case, the royalty costs are supported by the user.

Your data in Québec


Your data are hosted on servers of the latest generation, in the Centre de recherche en droit public’s(CRDP) server room, located at the Université de Montréal’s campus de la montagne, in Montreal, PQ. The data are duplicated in real time on four separate hard drives, shared between two independent servers, in order to prevent any data loss that could be caused by a hardware problem as well as any other service interruption caused by a software. A back-up of the data is also being made on a regular basis on another server.

The CRDP is directly managing its server room above mentioned, which is therefore independent from the Université de Montréal’s other server rooms. It meets the material and computing security norms established by the Université de Montréal’s direction générale des technologies de l’information et des communications.

Historically, LexUM and CanLII have been created within the CRDP in the 1990’s, which led the centre to acquire its own server room. Nowadays, in addition to the OpenUM servers, this autonomous server room also hosts the CRDP’s and its affiliated chairs’ servers, as well as some of the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law, Cyberjustice Laboratory and the Centre international de criminologie comparée’s servers.