How to navigate the Aleph homepage

Welcome to the Aleph homepage! The homepage appears once you log in to your Aleph account. It is divided into separate sections, each with its own functionality. On this page, you will learn more more about the different sections.

Video tutorial

Are you in a hurry and don't have time to read? Watch our short video on how to create an Aleph account.

Top menu

This is the general search box. All terms that are typed in the search box will result in Aleph searching for information across all datasets which you have access to. The gray symbol to the right of the search box represents the advanced search feature.


By clicking on this button, you can view all the datasets accessible for your account.


In this section, you can create your own investigation workspace to upload documents, cross-reference lists of names and persons and build relationship diagrams, among other functionalities. By default, these are private workspaces, i.e., associated with your account. However, you can share your research with other users who have an Aleph account.


In this section, you can view which documents you bookmarked throughout your search.


In this section, you are able to find out more about the Aleph project, our acceptable use terms, frequently asked questions, and terms of use.

Account settings

By clicking your profile name in the upper right-hand corner, you can view notifications, alerts, exports, investigations, network diagrams, timelines, lists, settings, system status, and the option to sign out. See side menu explanation below for more information.

Side menu

Similar to the account settings option available in the upper right-hand corner of your Aleph screen, the left-hand side menu provides similar functionality.



By default, when on the homepage, you will be able to see updates made to the datasets available to you.


You can save the names of people, e-mails, and/or companies and ask Aleph to notify you if the term is mentioned in new datasets that are uploaded or in updated datasets. These alerts are private to you and are only accessible to the profile that generates them. See the Creating alerts section of this user guide for more information on alerts.


The results of the searches that you perform in Aleph can be downloaded. This button will display the exports generated by you.



Summarizes the number of investigation workspaces created by you. See Creating your investigation workspace for more information on investigations.

Network diagrams

Network diagrams let you illustrate webs of people, companies, bank accounts and other objects in a visual way. See Drawing network diagrams for more information on network diagrams.


Timelines allow you to visualize events by date.


Shows the current number of lists that you have created. Lists let you organize and group related entities of interest. See Uploading lists to cross-reference your data against other datasets for more information on lists.


This section shows which research projects/groups OCCRP granted access for you to view. For further details, see Request privileged data access.