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About Discovery

Discovery  is the digital repository of research undertaken at the University of Dundee. Established in 2010, it provides a comprehensive source of information covering all aspects of the University’s research activities and outputs, in a single location.

Types of written content range from peer-reviewed articles and conference papers, books, chapters and theses. Where possible, a full-text version of the work is made available for download.

In addition, research datasets, images, multimedia, software and other types of research activities can also be recorded, deposited and shared publicly.

Policies which govern the use of the Discovery Research Portal.

Support for staff and research post-graduate students

All academic staff and post-graduate research students are allocated a Pure account allowing them to create a personal Discovery profile.

What are the benefits of adding content to Discovery?

The Discovery Research Portal provides a platform to:

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

Discovery is also used to support the University's submission to REF2021, as well as for internal research management activities and reporting.

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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, research data management, theses archiving and Discovery/Pure training.

Please email us with any queries: Discovery@dundee.ac.uk