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  1. Improve management of previously affiliated researchers

    When a researcher leaves your institution, the only way to presently change their status from "Affiliated" to "Previously Affiliated" is to purge their user record from Alma.

    However, there may be reasons for an institution to retain the user's record even though they are no longer an affiliated researcher. For example, the user may be an alumnus or emeritus who retains certain library privileges or has fines associated with their account.

    As a result, institutions need a way to transition researchers to "Previously Affiliated" that doesn't require purging their user record.

    One possibility would be to add a toggle to…

    33 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    12 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Add preferred pronoun field

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

    8 votes
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  9. 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…

    7 votes
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  10. 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

    7 votes
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  11. Improve functionality of the Areas of Interest to allow labelled headings and locking of specific serctions

    Esploro has ability to add multiple sections in the field for Area of Interest. However, when the profile is edited in the public view (Researcher portal) all the separate segments are merged into one.

    We would like the ability to further control the look and access option for the Area of Interest sections.

    For example: We currently use HTML to include headers for different sections of Researchers’ biographies, e.g. Biography, Research, Teaching.

    Ideally, we'd be able to have separate fields, with customisable labels, in the Area of Interest so that we could control which fields to display and have greater…

    6 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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…

    5 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    4 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Allow researchers to manage notification preferences

    Currently, only library staff can subscribe or unsubscribe researchers from Esploro notifications. Researchers must contact the library and library staff must update their notification settings in their researcher record. This workflow is inefficient for both parties. To save time and effort, researchers should be able to manage their notification preferences directly from their researcher profile without library intervention.

    4 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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