Intro to UCSF Profiles

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  • Searching and discovering is easy to see in the current version of Profiles. Search for people with expertise, discover networks of which they are a part. Networking aspects will show up more in the future. You can customize your own profile to add information. You can customize your own profile to hide information (like your entire pubs list) Your department can easily take profile and publication information and customize to their own website New Functions coming soon: Searches will show university output by keyword/concept (e.g. the most recent papers from anyone at UCSF in a particular area) Networking applications will allow for mentor-mentee matchmaking both for faculty mentoring and student mentoring New Data: Bringing fellows and residents into the system. And more ... We do recognize that UCSF Profiles presents information in a new and more accessible way which elevates the exposure of this information. We continue to monitor for both positive and negative impact. Our goal is to continue to balance the benefits of displaying information in new and interesting ways with privacy and policy concerns We are not the first institution to do so. Harvard, Stanford and Johns Hopkins all have tools similar to UCSF Profiles, and we are building on their experience. \\ Publications: accuracy, completeness, representativeness Incorrect publications : pubs listed that don’t belong to the faculty member Incomplete list of publications “ Too complete” list of publications : pubs listed that the faculty member does not want displayed Limited publications source : Some researchers not well represented or misrepresented due to lack of publications related to, for example, social sciences and T2-related topics in PubMed However, there are many other data sources being explored including other bibliographic databases Additional data and publication sources Continue to work with all complementary databases and tools at UCSF Expand beyond PubMed First UCSF extension: Facilitating mentorship project Build upon Profiles for mentor-mentee linkages: faculty-faculty & faculty-student Working with Faculty Mentoring Program & Pathways Policy implications Continue to balance benefits of displaying information in interesting ways with privacy and policy concerns Continue to solicit and integrate input from UCSF leadership with cross-school representation
  • Intro to UCSF Profiles

    1. 1. UCSF Profiles Research Networking & Expertise Discovery Leslie Yuan Oct 19, 2010
    2. 2. Topics <ul><li>UCSF Profiles today, at a glance </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability: Data Feeds and Mini-search </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSocial Apps and Gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>National Networking </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>http://profiles.ucsf.edu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open source software developed by Harvard Catalyst, Harvard’s CTSA-funded organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing collaboration with Harvard to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>develop and continually improve the product </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ensure adaptable by other universities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This work also part of a national effort, enabled by the NCRR-facilitated CTSA National Consortium </li></ul></ul>UCSF Profiles
    4. 4. UCSF Profiles Today <ul><li>Use to Search, Discover, Network </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable </li></ul><ul><li>2600 profiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes primarily faculty as represented by Academic Affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also includes some non-faculty academics, senior research administration leadership and staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Populated with publicly available data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Locator System, approved for public display </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PubMed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evolving rapidly </li></ul>
    5. 5. Demo UCSF Profiles online http://profiles.ucsf.edu
    6. 6. <ul><li>Strive to ensure that UCSF faculty only need to edit publications in one place, regardless of where the information is used (i.e. Profiles, Advance or some other product) </li></ul><ul><li>Data Feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CFAR </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mini-search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SFGH </li></ul></ul>Interoperability
    7. 7. Demo CFAR and SFGH http://cfar.ucsf.edu http://medschool2.ucsf.edu/sfgh/research
    8. 8. <ul><li>Extend functionality using gadget strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write our own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use what’s already out there </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allows others to use and build gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>Goal to create a library of gadgets for national use </li></ul>OpenSocial Apps and Gadgets
    9. 9. Mentorship information is Our First App
    10. 10. SlideShare.net is Next
    11. 11. Eventually Building a National Library
    12. 12. <ul><li>UCSF is leading the national project to enable national research networking </li></ul><ul><li>15-20 other institutions are participating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Profiles and other research networking software products such as VIVO and Loki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anticipated pilot launch in Jan 2011 showing an aggregate federated search </li></ul>National Networking
    13. 13. Contact CTSI to learn more, provide feedback & input  We want to hear from you <ul><li>Use the CTSI “Open Forum” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ctsi.ucsf.edu/forums/ucsfprofiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leslie Yuan for product: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Meeks for technical: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mini Kahlon for national: [email_address] </li></ul>
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