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What is Dimensions?

Reimagining discovery and access to research

Grants, publications, citations, clinical trials and patents in one place

Dimensions is a next-generation linked research analytics tool that makes it easier to find and access the most relevant information, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy.

Developed in collaboration with over 100 leading research organizations around the world, it brings together over 128 million publications, grants, policy, data and metrics for the first time, enabling users to explore over 4 billion connections between them.

How do I get started?

Logging in for the first time

The entire UCSF community has access to Dimensions. Here are the steps to get you connected.

  1. Go to, and click on “Register” in the top right corner of the page.
  2. On the next screen enter your UCSF email address. You will then be asked to sign in via MyAccess using your UCSF credentials, and confirm your identity by a verification code which is sent to your UCSF email address.
  3. You're all set!

Quick Start video

Slides from UCSF training session

The Dimensions team visited UCSF in March 2019 can gave a customized overview of the tool. A recording of the session is below. Click here for the slide deck.