UCSF Profiles Open Forum
Share your Feedback, Ideas & Questions about UCSF Profiles
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UCSF Profiles is a tool that helps you search, discover and network with colleagues. Today it automatically derives and displays research information and networks, and also allows for individual customization.
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I wanted to thank CTSI for UCSF Profiles, a good resource. I managed the website at my former division, the Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education. We linked each of the faculty profiles (link at the very bottom) to the relevant UCSF Profiles page. This way the info at our site is the most up to date, and it allows the faculty member not to have to update info in multiple places.Read more
I noticed that there are no listings or references for either experimental surgery or animal models. As most pre-clinical work requires expertise in this field, it would be helpful to solicit those experts for consultation.
Improving navigation within Profiles to support how people are actually using the tool to find experts ...
I watched my husband use the tool this morning to find experts at UCSF that have a clinical, epidemiological or other T2 interest that intersected his social science interest in hunger (if yes, he was going to facilitate collaborations with some interesting non-UCSF groups). His general pattern of usage was to get a list of folks, click on a profile, then click 'Back' because he needed to explore others.Read more
Recognition and getting the word out: periodic spotlight of each faculty member's UCSF Profile by Executive Vice Chancellor's office
How about profiling all faculty members however insignificant one may be.
It would be a form of recognition as well as a method for students to access the informantion about each faculty member.
I like the fact that the Search Results page has link to "Why?" each person matched my search term. The ability for me to see a filtered publication list for any individual, based on the keyword that I searched on is a great feature.
I also like the fact that the search result list shows me the people who have the most relevant publications based on my search term at the top.
I've found the “Similar People” list intriguing and useful as you can explore profiles of colleagues you would expect to find in the list along with those you may not expect to find but, for example, have published in similar areas outside your primary research field
Similar People are matched to that person's Keywords (the weighted MeSH terms associated with their publications). This helps you quickly explore and expand the universe of potential collaborators