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 (RDN)

Queen's Research Discovery Network Front Page

What is the Research Discovery Network?

Launching this fall, 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 the network's 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.

Translational Institute of Medicine Network Front Page

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 researchers have done fieldwork.

Research Places

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

Launch Timeline

 Summer 2021 - RDN Onboarding Service

As part of the RDN Onboarding Service this summer, the RDN project team built over 1,000 profiles for faculty researchers, engaging directly with nearly a quarter of those members to seek feedback and guidance.

 October 2021 - Early Access & Information Sessions 

Early access to the RDN will be provided to approximately 200 faculty researchers who participated in this summer's Onboarding Service. This early access will allow these members to enjoy the benefits of the network and give them an opportunity to provide valuable early feedback on their experience.

Information sessions for the Queen's community will also be run in October to preview the RDN and discuss how accounts can be claimed this fall.

 November 2021 - Network Launch

The RDN will be opened to all eligible members of the research community in November, with both live and self-serve training opportunities being offered at that time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your RDN questions!