Documentation: Autodiscovery


This mechanism lets someone (or software) find your profile document from your homepage.


How does autodiscovery work?

We offer two ways to get to discover your profile document.

1. <link> header

This method of auto discovery uses a header on your organisation homepage header: <link rel="openorg" href="" /> Which links to the profile document.

2. Well-known

This method uses a specific URL from your university homepage to link to the profile document; if your homepage is then should serve (or redirect to) your profile document.

Can’t do either of these methods?

We understand that the team providing equipment and facilities data for your organisation won’t always be working hand-in-glove with the team that run the homepage and main website. If the above methods are impractical for you, drop our admin a line at and they will manually register the URL of your profile document.