Discover the Breadth of Queen's Research

Build a Compelling Showcase of your Expertise

Make Interdisciplinary Connections

Find and Share Research Equipment

Queen's Research Discovery Network

Queen's Research Discovery Network Front Page

What is the Research Discovery Network?

Launching this summer, the Research Discovery Network (RDN) is a gateway for discovery of Queen's research and expertise. As a networking platform, the RDN breaks down traditional silos on campus, facilitating interdisciplinary connections between researchers and sparking new engagements with groups in academia, industry, the media, and communities on the local, national, and international stage.

Browse this page to learn more about what the RDN can do for you, its key features and benefits, and how your RDN profile will be built for you as part of the summer launch timeline!


 Build a Powerful Public Profile

 Are you an early-career researcher? 

Build your network at Queen’s, attract prospective graduate students, and find shared resources on campus to accelerate your projects!

 Are you an established researcher? 

Showcase your research and expertise, and increase your discoverability to industry, the media, local organizations, and more!


Success at TIME and other U15 Universities

Since 2017, the Translational Institute of Medicine (TIME) has leveraged a discovery network to showcase the breadth of translational research and state-of-the-art technologies at Queen’s, and to maximize opportunities for its members to collaborate and share expertise. TIME’s network will be joined with the Queen’s RDN, allowing its members to discover and connect with researchers across the university.

Several other U15 institutions have successfully implemented similar networks on the same platform, including the University of Ottawa, McGill University, and Dalhousie University.

Key Features and Benefits

Depiction of how the information on a research discovery network profile is indexed and discoverable by searches of the network.



Profiles Optimized for Discovery

Automatic indexing of all profile content makes you, your research groups, and shared resources easily discoverable on the network.




Interdisciplinary Connections

View your research connections map to discover experts across the institution who share your research interests.

A map depicting the connections a researcher has with other researchers at Queen's.

The simple and streamlined interface of the CV management module of the research discovery network.


CV Management

Create and export academic or funding CVs quickly and easily, using funding CV templates with built-in error checks.

CCV Sync

Manage your Canadian Common CV (CCV) through the RDN, enjoying a more intuitive and streamlined interface. 



Shared Resources

Browse profiles for shared resources on campus to find state-of-the-art equipment that will accelerate your projects, and post your own equipment profiles to increase the return on investment.

A map depicting where on campus shared research equipment is located.

A world map depicting where Queen's researchers have done fieldwork.
Image used with permission from the University of Ottawa



Research Places

Show where you have conducted research and fieldwork, and what expertise you have in regions around the world!

Launch Timeline & How to Participate

 Spring 2021 - Onboarding Service

Prior to the launch of the network, the RDN project team will be building profiles for an initial cohort of researchers so that they can enjoy the benefits of the RDN as soon as the network is live.

This initial cohort will consist of researchers from Queen's research centres and institutes, as well as faculty researchers hired since 2017. 

See the RDN Onboarding Service Guide for further details, including how you can help ensure your profile is built to your specifications!

 Summer 2021 - Launch of the RDN

Once the network is launched, it will be accessible for use by all eligible researchers, while the Onboarding Service (i.e., profile-building) will continue to be offered through the remainder of the summer for faculty researchers. More information on how to create your account on the RDN will be provided closer to launch, so stay tuned!

RDN Onboarding Service Guide

Learn about the Onboarding Service!

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your RDN questions!