Michigan Research Experts

under constructionMichigan Research Experts is a searchable database of research expertise across the University of Michigan, currently in development by the Medical School Office of Research. When it is fully launched this fall, it will be a tool for our research community to foster collaboration on campus and around the world.

Find collaborators across campus, and beyond!

An entirely new kind of database, Michigan Research Experts goes beyond journal publications, monitoring hundreds of different channels providing the latest information from sources like books, conferences, grants, patents, and even clinical trials.

We invite you to CLICK HERE to search the "beta" version of the database by topic, individual name, or “free text” excerpt (such as a line of text from an abstract or RFA) to discover researchers, understand research expertise, and track both academic and societal engagement. You can use Michigan Research Experts to…



Find collaborators. Search by research topic such as “diabetes” or “mobile app” to see who on campus is currently active in your areas of interest.



Find funders. Once you’ve searched a research topic, your results will show “grants,” which lists funding organizations and award amounts from sources around the globe.


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Track engagement. Altmetrics functionality tracks public/social engagement with your own work, as well as that of your peers.




Track patents. View entrepreneurial activity here at U-M, and around the world, in your areas of interest.



Check back with this webpage for updates, and training tools we'll share once the database is fully launched. Questions? Or perhaps you’d like to schedule an in-depth demonstration for your lab or department? Simply contact Caleb Smith in our Research Intelligence & Analytics Office at calebs@umich.edu.



We welcome your input as we work to make Michigan Research Experts as complete and accurate as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at Michigan.Experts.Help@umich.edu.

Contact Laura Hessler, Project Manager, at lauralh@umich.edu or 734-615-6575. 

2800 Plymouth Road, Building 520, 3rd Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

A full list of Research Development staff is available in the Personnel Directory.