What information is shown in a profile?

The overview provides a snapshot of an Expert’s profile.  The following are other views that can be found in a researcher’s profile:

The Profile tab shows a fingerprint of the expertise represented in a faculty member's publications, grants and patents. This fingerprint is made up of nine thesauri, some open and some proprietary, including: Agriculture and Biology, Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine and Life Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Social Sciences. The bars under each of these concepts show a measure of how significant and unique that term is across all Experts profiles.

The plus signs next to each term allow the users to see what publications, grants or patents from that faculty member are causing that term to appear in their fingerprint. When looking at this list, users can select the publication title to show the abstract of that publication and a link to that article in Scopus, or the patent title for additional information and to link out to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database.

The Publications tab provides a list of publications by the researcher, listed chronologically starting with the most recent first.

The Grants tab provides a list of grants held by this researcher at the University of Michigan, listed chronologically starting with the most recent first.

The Patents tab includes patents that are managed by the Office of Tech Transfer and contained in the USPTO public database.  From the patent detail page you’re able to link out to the USPTO database for additional information.

The Similar Experts tab lists similar experts at the University of Michigan who have a matching profile.

The Journals tab provides a list of journals where publications of the research have appeared; with journals that have the most publications appearing at the top of the page.

The Trends view shows research concepts that have been most significantly present over the researcher's career. The height of the line equals the number of publications including the concept for a particular year.

The Institutional Network view shows the units within the University of Michigan with whom the researcher has collaborated, listed with most recent publications first.  The first section shows internal organizations, such as other departments, while the second list shows external organizations, such as other universities.

The Coauthor Network view shows authors, with whom the researcher has collaborated, listed with the most frequent collaborators. The first section shows internal coauthors, while the second list shows external coauthors, including individuals at other universities or institutions.

Lastly is the Research Network which is a visualization of the connections between the researcher and their collaborators.  The circles represent individual researchers and the lines connecting them represent papers that they have published together.  The size of each indicates the number of publications.

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