Clinical and Translational
Science Institute / CTSI
at the University of California, San Francisco
UCSF Profiles Overview
Presented to Radiation Oncology
Brian Turner, Senior Product Manager July 24, 2013
What is UCSF Profiles?
• UCSF Profiles is a research networking tool
that reveals expertise and connections
• People use it to find experts, collaborators,
mentors and peers at UCSF based on their
• UCSF Profiles contains almost 6200 profiles
– Faculty, fellows, and postdocs by title codes
– Research academics and staff who opt in
Who uses UCSF Profiles?
• UCSF Profiles gets over 60,000 visits/month
– Academic and industry researchers, the public,
students, new faculty, etc.
• Publications, photos, narratives are shared
with departments on request
• University Relations and other news sources
link news stories to profiles
How does UCSF Profiles work?
• Populated automatically with HR data, publications
and NIH grants
– Information is publicly available from Campus Locator
System, Pubmed and NIH Reporter
• Customizable and extendable by profile owner or
– Photo, narrative, awards, presentations
– Add-ins for Faculty Mentoring, Websites, News, etc.
• The system was primarily developed by
Harvard Catalyst as open source software.
– No charge for the code/license
• UCSF is a development partner
– Extended product into a platform
– Focusing on sharing data with department
websites and Advance to relieve administrative
burden of updating publications.
A little more background
Update/verify information on your UCSF Profile
Learn more at http://profiles.ucsf.edu/ , on About
and Help tabs
Questions? Contact CTSI at email@example.com