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Clinical and Translational
Science Institute / CTSI
at the University of California, San Francisco

Fostering Collaboratio...
What is CTSI at UCSF?

• University of California, San Francisco
• The Clinical & Translational Science Institute
– Establ...
What does CTSI do?
• The Goal: to facilitate the rapid translation of
research to improvements in patient and
community he...
The Virtual Home Program

Start-up mentality
Focused on:
•
•
•
•

Collaboration
Efficiency
Communications
Technology as th...
http://ctsi.ucsf.edu
A Virtual Home for Researchers
A single point of entry to access all of CTSI’s
services and resources
• Focus on research
...
http://accelerate.ucsf.edu
http://profiles.ucsf.edu
2013 Traffic
• 809,000 visits = average 2,216 visits/day
• Accessed from 1,700 universities
• 88% of researcher profiles h...
http://profiles.ucsf.edu
http://profiles.ucsf.edu
•
•
•
•
•
•

Helped me prepare lectures and work with students
I found a potential book contribut...
http://profiles.ucsf.edu
• Researchers use it to find collaborators and identify mentors
• Funders use it research potenti...
Our approach: play nice in the sandbox with everyone
Researchers …

look good with
minimal work on
their part
Researchers …
Dr. Smith

342 times including

are told about
views to their
profile pages
Researchers …
are found and
linked to from
prestigious
publications
Google finds our pages based on some
search engine optimizations

Clean title
Clean URL

Metadata ✓
Description ✓

Sitemap...
Patients, Funders, Reviewers
search for and find UCSF Researchers
70,000

60,000

World, outside USA

40,000

USA, outside...
IT and Admin staff …
benefit from
syndicating UCSF
Profiles data on
campus websites
Faculty and Staff…
use the data for
targeting emails
and more

Photo credit: ©2013 Flixya.com
Targeted Emails
Identify 1,100 faculty
who have published in
an Open Access
journal

UCSF Library sends
out the email
Data Analysis
UCSF’s top 20 internally collaborative departments
Epidemiology & Biostatistics:
424 of 829 publications
co-...
Software developers…
can now build upon the Profiles platform

Photo credit: ©2013 Flixya.com
Photo credit: Tantek, used u...
Free Apps!
• UCSF integrated OpenSocial with Research
Networking
• Profiles and VIVO can use the apps
• 12+ free apps avai...
Funders and
Development Staff

UCSF Faculty, Residents, Post Docs

UCSF IT
Developers

UCSF Schools
& Departments & Staff
Linking across institutions
Another model for collaboration
http://open-proposals.ucsf.edu

Used for proposal
development
•
•
•
•

Internet-based
Crowdsourcing model
Open
Collaborati...
How does it work?
1. RFP
2. Post proposal online
3. Crowdsource comments, improvements
on each proposal
4. Improve proposa...
“Put my idea
out in the
OPEN ?!?”

Photo credit: thesocialmediaqueen.com
18 months
18 RFPs
30 + proposals per RFP
40 + comments per proposal
$3,700,000+ distributed
Photo credit: campussdsu.com
Spread across campus
Moving on out …
• Make everyone
look good
• Shifts in culture
can happen
• Focus on usage
Thanks!

http://profiles.ucsf.edu/leslie.yuan

leslie.yuan@ucsf.edu
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Fostering Collaboration at UCSF - presented at Univ of Melbourne Research Profiling Conference 2014

  1. 1. Clinical and Translational Science Institute / CTSI at the University of California, San Francisco Fostering Collaboration at UCSF and Beyond The Virtual Home Program, CTSI at UCSF Research Profiles Conference, The University of Melbourne January 2014
  2. 2. What is CTSI at UCSF? • University of California, San Francisco • The Clinical & Translational Science Institute – Established in 2006 – One of 60 institutions comprising Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium – Funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  3. 3. What does CTSI do? • The Goal: to facilitate the rapid translation of research to improvements in patient and community health. • How? – – – – – Infrastructure Services Pilot funding Training Coalitions and partnerships
  4. 4. The Virtual Home Program Start-up mentality Focused on: • • • • Collaboration Efficiency Communications Technology as the means to an end
  5. 5. http://ctsi.ucsf.edu
  6. 6. A Virtual Home for Researchers A single point of entry to access all of CTSI’s services and resources • Focus on research • Minimize time spent on administrative, regulatory and information seeking hurdles
  7. 7. http://accelerate.ucsf.edu
  8. 8. http://profiles.ucsf.edu
  9. 9. 2013 Traffic • 809,000 visits = average 2,216 visits/day • Accessed from 1,700 universities • 88% of researcher profiles have been viewed 10+ times
  10. 10. http://profiles.ucsf.edu
  11. 11. http://profiles.ucsf.edu • • • • • • Helped me prepare lectures and work with students I found a potential book contributor It helps me find info about faculty Identify potential mentors Looking for research opportunities Great resource for finding potential research collaborators and for PhD dissertation committees • Helped prepare research critique • Helped find new nursing research problems • Found info about doctors
  12. 12. http://profiles.ucsf.edu • Researchers use it to find collaborators and identify mentors • Funders use it research potential grantees • Administrators use it understand research trends and find speakers • Journalists use it to find potential sources • IT staff use it to keep department websites updated • Development staff use it to match researchers with opportunities • Patients use it to evaluate clinicians' research background • Visiting scholars use it find people to connect with • UCSF applicants use it to understand current research areas • Reviewers use it to research author background and experience
  13. 13. Our approach: play nice in the sandbox with everyone
  14. 14. Researchers … look good with minimal work on their part
  15. 15. Researchers … Dr. Smith 342 times including are told about views to their profile pages
  16. 16. Researchers … are found and linked to from prestigious publications
  17. 17. Google finds our pages based on some search engine optimizations Clean title Clean URL Metadata ✓ Description ✓ Sitemaps ✓
  18. 18. Patients, Funders, Reviewers search for and find UCSF Researchers 70,000 60,000 World, outside USA 40,000 USA, outside California 30,000 California, outside San Francisco/UCSF 20,000 San Francisco, outside UCSF UCSF Campus 10,000 Dec-09 Feb-10 Apr-10 Jun-10 Aug-10 Oct-10 Dec-10 Feb-11 Apr-11 Jun-11 Aug-11 Oct-11 Dec-11 Feb-12 Apr-12 Jun-12 Aug-12 Oct-12 Dec-12 Feb-13 Apr-13 Jun-13 Monthly visits 50,000
  19. 19. IT and Admin staff … benefit from syndicating UCSF Profiles data on campus websites
  20. 20. Faculty and Staff… use the data for targeting emails and more Photo credit: ©2013 Flixya.com
  21. 21. Targeted Emails Identify 1,100 faculty who have published in an Open Access journal UCSF Library sends out the email
  22. 22. Data Analysis UCSF’s top 20 internally collaborative departments Epidemiology & Biostatistics: 424 of 829 publications co-authored with other UCSF departments “Thanks a lot for this. This is something we claim all the time, but who knew we were the first. I am so happy to have this info and will definitely broadcast it.” -- Chair, UCSF Dept of Epi / Biostats
  23. 23. Software developers… can now build upon the Profiles platform Photo credit: ©2013 Flixya.com Photo credit: Tantek, used under CC
  24. 24. Free Apps! • UCSF integrated OpenSocial with Research Networking • Profiles and VIVO can use the apps • 12+ free apps available Learn more at http://orng.info
  25. 25. Funders and Development Staff UCSF Faculty, Residents, Post Docs UCSF IT Developers UCSF Schools & Departments & Staff
  26. 26. Linking across institutions
  27. 27. Another model for collaboration
  28. 28. http://open-proposals.ucsf.edu Used for proposal development • • • • Internet-based Crowdsourcing model Open Collaborative
  29. 29. How does it work? 1. RFP 2. Post proposal online 3. Crowdsource comments, improvements on each proposal 4. Improve proposal, re-post 5. Review and award
  30. 30. “Put my idea out in the OPEN ?!?” Photo credit: thesocialmediaqueen.com
  31. 31. 18 months 18 RFPs 30 + proposals per RFP 40 + comments per proposal $3,700,000+ distributed Photo credit: campussdsu.com
  32. 32. Spread across campus
  33. 33. Moving on out …
  34. 34. • Make everyone look good • Shifts in culture can happen • Focus on usage
  35. 35. Thanks! http://profiles.ucsf.edu/leslie.yuan leslie.yuan@ucsf.edu

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