Creating and managing alerts

Creating a new alert

If you have searched for publications or grants and saved this search as a favorite, you can opt-in to receive weekly updates on up to ten new results for this search. The link "Show all new publications" opens Dimensions with a filter applied which only shows the publications or grants added during the last 7 days. 

Saving a search as a favorite

Enabling search alerts for publications or grants

Example email alert

Enabling or disabling alerts for existing favorites

Alerts will not automatically be enabled for existing favorites, but you can manage alerts in a new overview page called "Browse Favorites".

Accessing the "Browse Favorites" page


How can I unsubscribe?

There are three ways of disabling alerts:

  1. "Cancel this alert" in the email: disables the alert, no login required;
  2. "Manage alerts" in the email: takes you to the "Browse Favorites" page where alerts can be managed (login required);
  3. In the application, go to the "Browse Favorites" page where all alerts can be managed.

Can I get multiple alerts in one email?

No, you will always receive one email per alert/search.

Can I get alerts for other content types, such as patents, clinical trials or policy documents?

This is not possible yet, but we are already working on it.