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  1. 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.

    21 votes
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  2. 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

    14 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Add preferred pronoun field

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

    13 votes
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  5. Display book subtitle on researcher profile

    When we add a book for a researcher by ISBN, the system correctly puts the book title in the title field and the book subtitle in the subtitle field (example: Title = Epidemic invasions
    Subtitle = yellow fever and the limits of Cuban independence, 1878-1930). However, on the researcher record, only the title (Epidemic invasions) displays. When you click the title to get to the Esploro research portal, both the title and subtitle correctly display.

    Because our profiles are not public, we can't share a link with this example, but you can see it on a Brandeis profile: https://scholarworks.brandeis.edu/esploro/profile/jonathan_sarna/output/publication.book?institution=01BRAND_INST

    11 votes
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  6. 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.

    10 votes
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  7. 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…

    9 votes
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  8. Ability to create a set of researchers using Internal Researcher ID

    As part of smart harvest and CDI migration (i.e. adding assets in bulk via DOI or PMID or PMCID) we get a lot of non-affiliated researchers. Unfortunately, non-affiliated people may be conflated. We would like to add basic keywords to non-affiliated researchers (for example, co-authors on Nursing publications could have the keyword "Nursing" which would make it more obvious to the matching algorithm that they are not in Geology). The current functionality allows us to add keywords to a set of researchers, but we lack a way to easily make a set of non-affiliated researchers. We can get the internal…

    9 votes
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  9. Customise tabs on Researcher Profile

    We would like to be able to showcase a researcher's Teaching and Supervision and Service and Engagement. therefore we would like to be able to add and edit tabs across the top of the profile. Teaching and Supervision would include current and completed HDR students, Teaching experience as Unit Assessor, Course Coordinator etc. Service and engagement would be somewhere to include editorial board membership, committee membership both internal and external, Working party memebership etc.

    6 votes
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  10. Integrate calls for papers (Papers Invited) into researcher profiles

    Integrating the submission form (https://www.papersinvited.com/#submit-paper) into researcher profiles makes it easy for journal editors and conference/event planners to quickly and easily advertise their call directly within their profile and continues to build up the practical functionality of the platform for researchers.

    6 votes
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  11. Researcher Profiles - Education Field

    Issue: Currently on the researcher profile there is no way to re-arrange the education/qualifications on the profile and there is no logic to how the qualification and education history is displayed i.e. if dates are entered it does not impact the order of display.

    Impact: A researcher who is adding Education and qualifications to their profile will want to dispaly their educational qualifications in a particular order, either from most recent to oldest, oldest to most recent, Highest qualification to least (Phd - Undergrad - certificate). Currently to add a missing qualification or to re-order the qualifications all must be…

    4 votes
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  12. 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.

    4 votes
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  13. 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).

    4 votes
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  14. Add ability for researcher approval before assets post to individual profiles

    We have researchers who publish in areas which can be controversial such as animal research or abortion.

    These researchers do not display all of their publications on their web profiles.

    We would like the ability to set individual researchers so each asset had to be approved by the researcher before it displayed in their individual research portal.

    We realize researchers can hide information, but we want to ensure that some information is not published to web profiles without approval.

    4 votes
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  15. Citation only display on profile brief results

    Currently, the citation display on the Researcher Profiles includes the first several lines of the abstract. We would like to list via citation only and exclude the abstract from the brief results. This can be done in the portal but is not available from the profiles assets display. We feel that this would look tidier and reduce the need to scroll down the page as much.

    4 votes
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  16. 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.

    4 votes
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  17. Add credentials and licensure fields to researcher web profiles

    Our healthcare clinicians and have their medical license information and board certifications display on their academic profiles. We would like to be able to display this information in the researcher profiles as well. We would want the researcher or their delegates to maintain and enter this information, as it is not part of our central directory.

    Examples: https://medicine.uiowa.edu/internalmedicine/profile/christina-charis-donelson

    https://medicine.uiowa.edu/neurology/profile/daniel-tranel

    https://uihc.org/kimberly-leman

    https://medicine.uiowa.edu/eye/profile/val-sheffield

    https://education.uiowa.edu/person/saba-rasheed-ali

    3 votes
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  18. Confirmation message when updating area of interest - Backend

    When editing a profile from the Alma backend it is incredibly easy to accidently delete the Areas of Interest section which, if done accidently, would require the researcher to enter the details again. It would be good to have a confirmation message attached to this action e.g. Are you sure you want to delete the Areas of Interest from the Profile?. I know this is operator error and you could cancel out of the record, but I’m sure it’s going to happen at some point.

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    2 votes
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  20. 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

    1 vote
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