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Experts @ Syracuse Profile Management: Introduction

What is Experts @ Syracuse?

Experts@Syracuse is a powerful tool 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 is based on tailored research profiles that are automatically created, and require minimal effort ot maintain. Profile content includes publications tracked by Scopus (an interdisciplinary database) and grants from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and University departmental affiliations. Experts@Syracuse is a collaborative initiative co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Syracuse University Libraries.

 

What Data is Utilized to Populate Research Profiles?

Experts@Syracuse Research Profiles use readily available Scopus publication data as well as funded grant information from OSP’s database to create a "fingerprint" of a researcher's subject expertise. This fingerprint is continuously and automatically updated as publications enter the Scopus database, which means very little, if any, manual maintenance is required to retain a current and accurate research profile. Profiled researchers or scholars can add, edit, or delete research interests and keywords they are associated with by logging into their personal profiles.

Items Automatically Added to Experts

Grants are added by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Press & Media mentions are automatically added from a system called Newsflo that is part of Pure. It searches LexisNexis resources and matches them.  To disclaim or remove press & media mentions, click here.

Publications indexed in Scopus are also automatically added. If you have publications that are not indexed in Scopus but would like to include in Experts@Syracuse, there are additional options for adding them.

Using the “Add New” button in the back end of the system, WorldCat, Crossref, Mendeley, EBSCOhost, PubMed, Web of Science, or arXiv can be searched rather than adding the information from these locations manually. Look for the “import from online source” option to search these resources within Experts@Syracuse. Please note, citation counts and h-index will not update based on these additions. That is calculated only by publications indexed in Scopus.Click on the Editor button's drop down menu.      

All other items can be added manually. Select the relevant tab near the top of the guide for Faculty/Staff or Users/Editors for guidelines on adding other research outputs and activities.

 

Purpose

Experts@Syracuse is designed to promote research and scholarly collaboration by making it clear to internal and external parties what Syracuse University’s areas of expertise are and who the individual experts are. Experts@Syracuse makes it easy to find and connect with experts in a given field within Syracuse University and at other universities, providing value for faculty, staff and students. Another key feature for individuals that have a Research Profile is the “Funding Discovery” module, where funding opportunities that most closely match an expert’s research area are automatically delivered. Experts@Syracuse also creates CVs in multiple useful formats at the click of a button that can be exported in a number of ways. You can help to increase traffic to your Experts profile by linking it on your faculty webpage.

How Often is Research Profile Data Updated?

Research Profiles are updated with new Scopus publication information and awarded grant activity on a monthly basis. Faculty affiliation information is reviewed and updated by the Experts@Syracuse team twice per year, at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. If a request for a new faculty affiliation is needed more rapidly, please send an email to experts@syr.edu.

Where Can I Find a List of Profiled Schools, Colleges and Departments?

Please see the complete list of included schools and departments on the FAQ site.

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