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Experts at Syracuse Profile Management

What is Experts @ Syracuse?

Experts@Syracuse is a research information management (RIM) system that enables new insights into the scholarly expertise and collaborative opportunities that exist within Syracuse University and at other universities. It is designed to help faculty members, departments, and potential collaborators identify who is working in what research or scholarly areas at Syracuse University. 

Experts@Syracuse was acquired in 2016 in response to achieving R1 Carnegie Classification status in 2015. It is jointly managed by the Office of Research and Syracuse University Libraries.

 

What is research information management?

Research information management (RIM) systems support the transparent aggregation, curation, and utilization of data about institutional research activities.


Adapted from: Bryant, Rebecca, Jan Fransen, Pablo de Castro. Brenna Helmstutler, and David Scherer. 2021. Research Information Management in the United States: Part 1—Findings and Recommendations.  Dublin, OH: OCLC Research. https://doi.org/10.25333/8hgy-s428.

How to utilize your Experts profile for greater visibility and impact

New faculty profile shells are added to Experts@Syracuse at the beginning of each semester. Once added, you can populate and utilize your profile to:

  • Track your activity for performance review, tenure and promotion, and grant proposals with available metrics from citations to downloads that are applied to your eligible research outputs.

  • Share your profile's unique URL on your SU faculty webpage, social media accounts, email signature, CV, and other research profiles.

  • Check your Experts@Syracuse profile periodically to ensure it is current and accurate, as is recommended with all research profiles.

What Data is Utilized to Populate Research Profiles?

Experts@Syracuse profile content is research-based and includes automatic feeds that can be set up to build your profile. Manual entry is also available. Source categories in Experts include:

  • Research Outputs
    • Automatic feeds that pull in works and other content are available from platforms such as EBSCO, WorldCat, and Scopus. 
  • Activities
    • Manual entry
  • Prizes
    • Manual entry
  • Press/Media Mentions
    • The automatic feed goes to profiles by name. To disclaim/remove unwanted mentions from your profile, see the FAQ page.
  • Grants
    • The SU Office of Sponsored Programs adds these.

Your profile also includes personal information such as your bio, photo, research interests, and links to social media and web pages. Adding this content will inform a Fingerprint, which builds relevant keywords, and will increase the visibility of your profile in search engines.

As you create and publish with collaborators, a geographical map is developed in your profile to show your collaborative networks. To find out how to add feeds and update your profile or a faculty profile if you are designated to do so, go to the faculty or user updating profile page.