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The Research Portal

- read more about the new interface of the Research Portal

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.

A new interface of the Research Portal is implemented!

What do I as a researcher need to do?

Nothing - however, it is good if you go into the portal after the launch and take a look at your new and improved profile. 

NB! Under a short period of time no email addresses will be visible on the researchers profile in the Portal, but a contact form creating an email is there instead. This will be changed and the email addresses will be shown again (in about  a month from the launch) - we are waiting for an encrypted solution for the email addresses.

What's new in the Research Portal?

Below is a summary of what is new.

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 purpose of Fingerprints is to make it easier for visitors to the Research Portal to find relevant research at LU. Fingerprints are not an exact science. Please note that your Fingerprint will change over time, for example when new publications are linked to your profile. The technology behind the creation of Fingerprints, and the thesauri of subject terms behind it, are also constantly evolving.

If you are not happy with your Fingerprints, you can turn it off completely, or remove single misleading terms / concepts. Given the upcoming changes, do not spend too much time making your Fingerprint "perfect" - but let us know what you think on the overall level and if you think it is functionality that is useful in the portal to find other research at LU!

  • 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. Read more here.

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. Read more here.

Who can change and how?

Description text / image / visibility etc:

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

Fingerprints:

Given the upcoming changes, do not spend too much time making your Fingerprint "perfect" - but let us know what you think on the overall level and if you think it is functionality that is useful in the portal to find other research at LU!

If you want to delete / change your Fingerprints, you can do so via your profile in LUCRIS. Please check out this short filmed presentation on how to edit and remove Fingerprints:

 

Network / collaboration maps:

If you do not want the collaboration map on your profile, you can delete it via your profile in LUCRIS.

1. Go to "Personal overview" in LUCRIS and click "Edit profile"

Illustration of where to find "Edit profile" in LUCRIS
Illustration of where to find "Edit profile" in LUCRIS

2. Click on "Portal profile" in the side panel.

Illustration on how to find Portal profile in LUCRIS
Illustration of how to find Portal profile in LUCRIS

3. Under "Collaboration Map" choose if you would like it on or off.

Illustartion on wher you can toogle the Collaboration maps on/off
Illustration of where you can toogle the Collaboration maps on/off

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
  • 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

 

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. Contact the LUCRIS-support if you are an administrator for the organisation.

 

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

Fingerprints

Fingerprints on an organization are not visible but are added automatically in to the settings of the Research Portal and cause organizations to appear in the list when searching for a Fingerprint. An organization's fingerprint is based on the fingerprints that are linked to the organization's research output.

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. See information above under "Personal profile"
  • 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.

The purpose of Fingerprints is to make it easier for visitors to the Research Portal to find relevant research at LU. Fingerprints are not an exact science. Please note that your Fingerprint will change over time, for example when new publications are linked to your profile. The technology behind the creation of Fingerprints, and the thesauri of subject terms behind it, are also constantly evolving.

If you are not happy with your Fingerprints, you can turn it off completely, or remove single misleading terms / concepts. Given the upcoming changes, do not spend too much time making your Fingerprint "perfect" - but let us know what you think on the overall level and if you think it is functionality that is useful in the portal to find other research at LU!

 

What are Fingerprints based on?

Research output:
Fingerporints appear on researchoutputs that have an English title and an English abstract entered in the language field for English. If you have published in Swedish, you can add a translated title and an abstract in English to get Fingerprints. You adjust the language at the time of entry using the two small flags in the upper left corner.

Person profile:
Fingerprints on a person's own profile are based on:
- the English description text you have written on your profile
- Fingerprints linked to the publications you have registered (and which have fingerprints in accordance with the information above under "Research output")

Organization profile:

Fingerprints on an organization are not visible but are added automatically in to the settings of the Research Portal and cause organizations to appear in the list when searching for a Fingerprint. An organization's fingerprint is based on the fingerprints that are linked to the organization's research output.

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

  • On the personal profile: via your profile in LUCRIS. See information above under "Personal profile"

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.

Contact the LUCRIS support

E-mail:  servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se
Phone: 046-222 90 00
Monday - Friday 8:00-17:00
Web form:  support.lu.se