Last month, the Medical School Office of Research launched Michigan Research Experts, a searchable, web-based database of research expertise designed for U-M and developed to foster collaboration.
Several HITS teams worked for months with the Office of Research and a new vendor in support of the effort. 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.
The database goes beyond journal publications and maintains profiles of faculty from across U-M, including the College of Engineering, Nursing, LSA, and the Dearborn campus, along with linked activities of researchers across the globe.