Discovery Research Portal

Using the Discovery Research Portal if you are a researcher.

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Established in 2010, Discovery is the digital repository of research, and related activities, undertaken at the University of Dundee. 

The content held in Discovery is varied and ranges from traditional research outputs such as peer-reviewed articles and conference papers, books, chapters and post-graduate research theses to a growing number of records for artefacts, exhibitions, multimedia and software. Where possible we provide full-text access to a version of the research. 

Additionally, Discovery is used to record public engagement activities, projects, awards and impacts. 

All academic, academic-related staff, and post-graduate research students are allocated a Discovery Profile. 

Benefits of a Discovery profile 

The Discovery Research Portal provides a platform to: 

  • create a personal profile, showcasing your work, including your research, teaching and public engagement activities
  • increase the visibility of your work, including datasets, making them more findable and accessible
  • comply with funders' mandates requiring you to deposit your work in an open repository
  • comply with institutional policies and expectations around open research
  • allow research post-graduate students to archive the final version of their thesis

Discovery is also used to support the University’s submission to REF, as well as for internal research management activities and reporting. 

How to sign in 

From the Discovery homepage, Click the 'Sign in to your profile' option.   

For University of Dundee staff and research post-graduate students, more information and guides can be found on our  Open Research SharePoint

Learn more about updating your Discovery Profile and adding records for your research outputs and related activities.   

Research Services, based in the Library & Learning Centre, have responsibility for the management of publications data within Discovery, ensuring accuracy and completeness.  We also provide advice and support on a broad range of issues, such as copyright, open access, open research, research data management, theses archiving and how to make the most out of the Discovery Portal. 

If you are new to the University book a meeting with a Research Services colleague to help get you started with the Discovery Research Portal.

Research data 

Discovery is the data catalogue for datasets resulting from research undertaken at the University of Dundee. For more information, see the following pages: