About the SETI Polaris Platform


Welcome to the SETI Institute’s Polaris platform! Here, we invite you to learn about our scientific quest, drawing from the physical, life and social sciences, to answer the question: Are we alone?



All of SETI's research is now accessible online!

Find out how you can use this Polaris platform:



• Explore our research that cuts across disciplines: Browse our scientific publications

Get to know our scientists: View their profiles and get in touch

• Follow our news: Read the latest stories about SETI research



• Remember to add your new publications!

• Update your profile

See your personal stats: Find out who’s interested in your work.


For platform administrators, you have a host of analytical and management features at your disposal.


Increase accessibility and dissemination of research

What are the goals of the SETI Polaris platform?

This Polaris platform is a tool providing the SETI Institute with an easy way to promote its members and research results, and to connect the scientific community, industry and the general public with its latest research output. The Institute also gains insight into the impact of its community's research.


Increase Dissemination & Access


  • An institutional portal integrated into the MyScienceWork.com comprehensive platform for scientists
  • Increase dissemination of and access to research output
  • Attract more visibility for researchers



A Public Database



Post News & Organize Events


  • Post announcements and news about the latest research results
  • Organize events, manage registrations and send reminders



Understand Your Impact


  • A dashboard with metrics helps administrators understand the impact and visibility of your research



Boost Your Science Communication


  • Communication services provided by MyScienceWork's science journalists (popular science news stories, researcher interviews, videos about your latest findings...)
  • Content is published on your Polaris platform and disseminated across all major social media and to other news outlets.



Get in touch!

If you’d like to know more about this platform or about Polaris and MyScienceWork's communication services, please write to us at [email protected].





Banner image: Carina Nebula composite of visible and infrared light (captured by the Hubble Space Telescope), by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons