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How to Follow research you care about

The Follow feature allows you to “follow” many different content from across the platform and get notifications when new research is published. This might mean updates from a particular author or group.

Here’s a full list of the things you can keep track of:

  • Portal page

  • Group page

  • Category page
  • Main category

  • Subsets

  • Search query and/or filters
  • Filters
  • Authors

  • Collections
  • Projects

When on any of these entities, you’ll see the ability to follow, e.g. saved searches (which also build a URL as you add to them):

The results page for a search for items with Category Stem Cells that are media, datasets, or posters, and have a CC BY 4.0 or CC0 license.

When you have some follows set, you can manage them under “Account settings”. Under this section, you can label terms to be more manageable, search them, generate RSS links, unfollow, or be taken to a context-sensitive representation (e.g. followed authors will be taken to author page, search terms taken to search page). You can follow up to 50 sets and receive up to 10 sets by email in a daily or weekly digest.

The user interface listing followed content

The options a users has to manage followed content



You can also see this feature across all of the repositories we are running for institutions, publishers, and funders.

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