In support of the newly improved Michigan Research Experts, several HITS teams worked for months with the Office of Research (OoR) and a new vendor. HITS lent its expertise in the integration of thirteen databases to create a more powerful experience for researchers. On a day-to-day basis, HITS monitors the back-end functionality, and is continuing work with the OoR on future enhancements.
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New Website Helps Researchers Find Collaborators & Funding
In an increasingly competitive environment, new tools for the funding tool box can be the edge that help researchers successfully win that next grant or reach an agreement with that new industry partner. This week the Medical School Office of Research launched a new tool for researchers’ funding tool box – Michigan Research Experts.
Michigan Research Experts is a searchable, web-based database of research expertise designed for the University of Michigan and developed to foster collaboration. It goes beyond journal publications, monitoring hundreds of different channels providing the latest information from sources like books, conferences, grants, patents, and even clinical trials.
Profiles of faculty from across the U-M, including the College of Engineering, Nursing, LSA, and the Dearborn campus are included in Michigan Research Experts, along with linked activities of researchers across the globe. (View list of U-M schools whose faculty are currently listed in Michigan Research Experts). And finding possible collaborators is just the tip of the iceberg. Search results also show funding organizations and award amounts from around the world, offering a view into possible funding sources for new projects here at U-M.