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  1. Configurable forms

    I would like to see the deposit forms and related workflows configurable by each institution as they see fit. Configurable forms will potentially allow institutions to expand the usage of the tool for other collections, such as impact cases and specialised collection which must follow certain rules. It is a key feature for the system to stay ahead in the market.

    54 votes
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  2. Add link to Leganto and other resources on Esploro Researcher Profile

    Since researchers at universities also carry out teaching activities, it would be great to add to the Esploro Researcher Profile a link to the Leganto courses.
    Having the ability to add this and further links to other resources (cv, LMS courses, timetables, personal webpages etc.) would increase the acceptance of the researcher profiles as researcher institutional page within the university.

    34 votes
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  3. Add preferred pronoun field

    Allow a researcher to add a preferred pronoun to their researcher record that will be displayed in the researcher profile.

    26 votes
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  4. Move name variants and other researcher information when moving all assets and grants

    Right now when you move all assets and grants to another researcher record, you lose any unique information from the researcher record such as name variants, affiliations, areas of interest, research topics. You have to re-input this information into the researcher record you retain.

    Efficiency would be increased if unique information from a researcher record, including identifiers, moved along with assets and grants.

    24 votes
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  5. Thesis advisor/committee member should populate Activities from the ETD record

    ETD asset records already have the activity of Thesis advisor/committee member connected directly with titles of ETDs, student names, dates and degree. Adding this information as separate Activities will be time consuming and will likely be filled with errors. This information should be maintained in one place, the ETD record, and then should display in the activity for the faculty member. We should not be creating duplicate information when we can help it. this would ensure that information remains current and is accurate

    17 votes
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  6. Do you have researchers with the same name? We need a way to distinguish between them

    We have several researchers with the same name in our institution.
    When in an asset, we want to connect the asset to the correct researcher.
    Currently, there is no way to distinguish between them (especially if they are previously affiliated).

    We suggest including the previous internal affiliation if it is a previously affiliated researcher.

    An example is in the attached file.

    14 votes
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  7. Marking Honors, scholarship, projects, or activities as "featured" to better highlight them

    Some faculty or researchers have honors, activities, scholarship, or projects that in some sense defines them. Instead of those items blending in with everything else, it would be nice to have a way of highlighting or featuring certain things. As an example, if someone won the nobel prize, they would most certainly want that to be made more prominent in some way.

    13 votes
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  8. Controlled vocabularies and metadata field limits

    To aid in the discovery of both researchers and assets, it would be great if the following functionality were available:

    1. Ability to limit keywords/research topics at the researcher level
    2. Ability to limit the length of the describe your research section of the profile
    3. Availability of more controlled vocabularies - preferably not LCSH, but a blend of subject-specific vocabularies (MeSH, Inspec, MLA, etc. -- maybe even the controlled vocabularies from the old CSA indexes given how good they are for the social sciences)
    4. Ability to limit keywords to just items from controlled vocabularies

    We had an extensive discussion today with a…

    12 votes
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  9. Add media availability to researcher profile

    In partnership with our campus's communications office, we would like to be able to use the Researcher Profiles to easily identify faculty who are willing to speak to media on topics relating to their areas of expertise. This could be a simple "Media Availability" field: yes/no.

    10 votes
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  10. Ability to flag external and internally managed grants

    When a researcher is involved with a grant that is not managed by the organisation it would be nice to be able able to display this on the profile grants tab. So Internally managed grants would display as internally managed and ones where the researcher is a collaborator on a grant that is owned by another institution would show as externally managed.

    9 votes
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  11. Draft mediated deposits display in profile

    Currently, drafts of mediated deposits do not display in researcher profiles. Complicated mediated deposits like datasets often go through several drafts before they are ultimately approved and published. In these cases, it would be very useful for the draft deposit to display in the profiles of all affiliated researchers for their review and feedback.

    9 votes
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  12. Researcher to choose which email display in their profile

    Some of our Researcher records have multiple email addresses, whether by manual entry or from external data.

    Example: Amanda has recently married, changed surnames and has a new email address (both her old and new emails are active work emails).

    Amanda only wishes to use her new email with her married surname, so this email is set to be the preferred email address in her User record.
    Amanda only wants to display her new email on her Researcher profile, however both her old and new emails are being displayed, as they are both email Type: Work and we have configured…

    9 votes
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  13. Allow users to sort assets

    In the Scholarship section of the profile, assets appear in reverse chronological order and there is no way to change the sort. Please add a sort feature as we have in Primo.

    9 votes
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  14. Expertise Finder

    Esploro is capable of being an Expert Finder but limited to subject matter expertise gleaned from your Research Topics. What about an entire area for Expertise in the profile? The idea would be to list things you consider yourself an expert in (using the same taxomonies already available or free text) and offer toggles for :
    -willing to be contacted about
    -willing to mentor
    -willing to assist in an emergency
    -willing to serve on a committee
    etc..

    Then the expertise is explicitly searchable and also indicative of people willing to apply that expertise in those scenarios. Then we would not…

    9 votes
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  15. Selecting a license in self-deposit

    Selecting a license is not intuitive on the self-deposit form. You have to click the three dots next to the file after it’s been uploaded, then select the license. This is too bothersome for the researcher, so she's not selecting a license. We can leave this blank for most items, but it's very important for anything we're registering with CrossRef or DataCite, so it requires follow-up with the researcher. It would be better if the form prompted the researcher to select a license (or not).

    8 votes
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  16. Link Media Mention to Asset

    Media Mentions are usually related to a specific asset, not just a specific researchers. It would make the system more useful if a relationship with a specific asset were possible

    8 votes
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  17. Remove “Edit Profile” if there is No access to the Researcher Profile

    We would like to remove “Edit Profile” from the researcher’s actions drop down menu If a researcher has “Has Access to the Researcher Profile” set to No

    8 votes
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  18. allow researcher to edit an asset

    Sometimes researchers find errors in assets that have already been approved (either assets that have come in through SmartHarvest or submitted by the researchers themselves). Rather than have them email an admin and request the edit, it would be more efficient if they could edit the asset and (re)submit it for re-approval.

    8 votes
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  19. Bulk updates to "Managed Externally" checkboxes

    Currently, if the "Managed Externally" checkboxes are checked, faculty are unable to make changes to any of the fields. This became apparent when we noticed that prefilled Education fields (filled in during the time of our migration) were not accurate and the faculty members were not able to update it unless we uncheck these boxes. However, in a user's account there are up to 5-6 of these boxes. I was looking for a job that can bulk uncheck some if not all the boxes in all researchers.

    8 votes
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  20. Ability for researchers to show/hide details in the Communication section of their profile

    Our researcher contact details are imported daily and we are finding some researchers add other email, phone and address details via their profile and would rather the alternate contact details be displayed.

    We would like a button next to each entry in the Communication section so researchers can decide which to make visible, similar to the toggle visible/hidden icon available in the Affiliations section.

    6 votes
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