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The Research Portal

- read more about the new interface of the Research Portal

In the autumn 2021, the interface of the Research Portal, ie LUCRIS externally accessible site, will be new and improved. Read more on this page!

The research portal is the interface where external target groups such as colleagues from other universities, media and the general public can get a picture of the research conducted at Lund University.

Note that:

  •  no major changes will be made in the backend database LUCRIS, but mainly how information is displayed to our external visitors.
  •  the work with the configuration is ongoing. This means that details that appear in the descriptions and filmed presentations may change slightly. This work will continue until the launch in the autumn of 2021.

Curious about what's new with the upcoming "new" portal?

Here is a short filmed presentation (length 1:30):

NB! In the film we say that the portal will be launched in April 2021 but it is planned to be in the fall 2021.

 

What will the Research Portal's new interface look like and work?

Most things are as before in LUCRIS, but the external interface will change. Below is a summary of what is new. There will also be references on how you as a researcher or a representative of a unit can edit and change the displayed information.

The visibility of the personal profile in the research portal is set in LUCRIS, read more about how you can update and enrich your profile on the following page "Personal profile".

The new interface of the Research Portal will be different and contains new features such as Network (collaboration maps with external parties) and Fingerprints (a new search layer that allows you to find related information in the system based on automatically generated keywords).

In addition, links to the profile in the portal will be replaced with new "prettier" links, ie short, more informative links than today. Of course we have a redirection of the old links so if you have it somewhere it will still point at your profile.

Changes made in backend might take a little while before showing in the new portal.

Illustration of how a personal profile looks like in the Research Portal

 

New features

Fingerprints:

Fingerprints are keywords that are automatically generated and retrieved from, for example, publications and researchers' presentation texts. The keywords are put together in so-called concepts that are matched against different subject lists.

The idea is that Fingerprints will contribute with an extra search functionality to make it easier to find related information in the portal.

  • Read more about Fingerprints in the portal further down the page.
  • If you want to delete / change your fingerprints, you can do so via your profile in LUCRIS. Instructions for this will be in place in connection to the launch.

Network / Collaboration Maps:

The maps presented on a personal profile illustrate external collaborations over the past 5 years.

  • Read more about Networks / Collaboration maps in the portal further down the page.
  • If you do not want the collaboration map on your personal profile, you can hide it on your profile in LUCRIS. Instructions for this will be in place in connection to the launch.

Who can change and how?

Description text / image / visibility etc:

Edit your profile in LUCRIS, read more here: "Personal profile".

Fingerprints:

If you want to delete / change your Fingerprints, you can do so via your profile in LUCRIS. Instructions for this will be in place in connection to the launch.

Network / collaboration maps:

If you do not want the collaboration map on your profile, you can delete it via your profile in LUCRIS. Instructions for this will be in place in connection to the launch.

An organization's (faculty / department / research group, etc.) pages in the Research Portal will have a new appearance in the new interface and also some added features.

Some news:

  • A new type of image can be added as a banner at the top of the view, called Hero-image
  • Possibility to add eg. movies, possibilities to add other pictures will come
  • Research-related activities and prizes and Distinctions are visible
  • Graphics of external collaborations will be visible in the form of a map
  • A new keyword layer called Fingerprints will be added to most organisation types
  • Changes made in backend might take a little while before showing in the new portal.
Illustration of an organisation page in the Research portal

New features

Hero image:

Strange name for an image maybe, but means that you can add an oblong illustration / image as a background to the information about your organisation. This type of image can be uploaded in LUCRIS by someone with special administrative rights. Contact LUCRIS support to get in touch with the right person within your faculty.

Illustration of a so called Hero Image, a way to add a picture to an organsiations page in the Research portal

Fingerprints:

Fingerprints are keywords that are automatically generated and retrieved from, for example, publication information. The keywords are put together in so-called concepts that are matched against different subject lists.

Fingerprints will be available on organizations down in the organization tree. Fingerprints will not be shown on the top node Lund University or on faculty level.

The idea is that Fingerprints will contribute with an extra search functionality to make it easier to find related information in the portal.

  • Read more about Fingerprints in the portal further down the page.
  • If you want to delete / change the organization's fingerprints, this can be done in LUCRIS but you need to contact the LUCRIS-support.
Illustration of the search functionality Fingerprints in the Research Portal

Network / Collaboration Maps:

The maps presented at organizational level illustrate external collaborations over the past 5 years.

  • Read more about Networks / Collaboration maps in the portal further down the page.
  • If you do not want to show the collaboration map on your organization, you can remove it. Instructions for this will be in place in connection to the launch.

 

Illustartion of an collaboration map aka Network from the Research Portal

Research-related activities:

Research-related activities performed by the organization's researchers will now be visible and searchable from a tab at the organisation's page in the Research portal. The tab for a activities is next to the tabs for research output, projects, etc.

Illustartion on where to find the Research-related activity tab on a organisation in the Research Portal

 

Read about how to a a research output on the page Research output

News on Research outputs in the Research Portal:

  • Showing altmetrics
  • Showing Fingerprints

Altmetrics:

A new feature in the Research portal is to show so-called altmetrics on research output.

Altmetrics can capture other signs of attention and use than citations, such as mentions in other media, for example in news articles, blogs, tweets and in Wikipedia, and show measures of use, such as how many times the material has been downloaded and saved to other systems.

Altmetric illustration from the Research Portal

Next to publications in the portal, two symbols will appear that indicate that there is altmetric data to display.

Data comes from two suppliers: PlumX and Altmetric.

Fingerprints:

Fingerprints is created on all research output with a title and an abstract entered in the English interface of backend LUCRIS. Fingerprints can be altered or deleted in LUCRIS.

More information:

Illustration of an Network map in the Research Portal

The maps presented at personal and organizational level illustrate external collaborations over the past 5 years. The information about external collaboration partners is retrieved from co-published publications and joint projects. The interval is initially 2016-2020 since this is how long we have had LUCRIS and during this period have had a more structured review of research output. The data on projects is not validated and can therefore vary in quality.

The size of the interactive rings is in correlation to how many collaborations there are with the given country. In some countries, the data is divided into, for example, states.

If you think that the data seems deficient, it is because the system does not have all the correct information linked. This can be corrected by going through, for example, related projects to ensure that external partners are linked to the right external organisation. LUCRIS contains a register of approximately 17,000 external organisations and if anyone is missing, it can be added. In order to be able to show collaborations in the portal in the best possible way, external organizations must be linked to their so-called top node in LUCRIS, ie. if you have collaborated with someone at a specific department at the University of Copenhagen, you register the person at the "University of Copenhagen" and not at an institution or department.

If you do not want the collaboration map on your organization or personal profile, you can hide it:

  • On the personal profile: via your profile in LUCRIS. Instructions for this will be in place in connection to the launch.
  • At an organisation: via LUCRIS support

Illustration of the keyword layer Fingersprints in the Research Portal

Fingerprints are keywords that are generated automatically and they are retrieved from, for example, publications and researchers' presentation texts. The words are put together in so-called concepts that are matched against different subject lists.

The idea is that Fingerprints will contribute to an extra search functionality to make it easier to find related information in the portal. By clicking on a Fingerprint, it will suggest other content that has the same Fingerprint attached to it. This makes it easier to find related projects, people and research outputs.

Fingerprints are relatively new functionality, which means that we will evaluate it during the first half year with the new portal. Contact hanna [dot] voog [at] ub [dot] lu [dot] se with comments.

If you want to delete / change fingerprints, you can do so:

  • On the personal profile: via your profile in LUCRIS. Instructions for this will be in place in connection to the launch.
  • At an organisation: via the LUCRIS-support

A new feature in the Research portal is to show so-called altmetrics on research output.

Altmetrics can capture other signs of attention and use than citations, such as mentions in other media, for example in news articles, blogs, tweets and in Wikipedia, and show measures of use, such as how many times the material has been downloaded and saved to other systems.

Altmetric illustration from the Research Portal

Next to publications in the portal, two symbols will appear that indicate that there is altmetric data to display.

Data comes from two suppliers: PlumX and Altmetric.