CAGAP webinar – April 4, 2018 – Connecting the Data Dots to Identify Research Expertise in Large Universities

When: Wednesday, April 4, 3 – 4 pm EST

Speaker: Jens Locher, Assistant Dean, Strategic Technologies and Business Initiatives, Graduate Studies, University of British Columbia

Research Services, Government Relations, Public Affairs/Media Relations, Graduate School, Community Engagement, International Office, Library and many other units all face the same challenge in large research universities: how to reliably identify expertise of faculty members to foster meaningful connections with other stakeholders.

Jens will demonstrate how the UBC Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies developed a grass-roots initiative to create an expertise index that brings together already existing data from various sources to allow identification of research expertise across the university. While the solution was originally intended for graduate student recruitment to match prospective students to potential research supervisors, it has quickly been adopted by other offices to support their needs and similar use cases.

Jens will demonstrate how the index was created, what data is included and the use cases it helps address.

RSVP by Tuesday April 3 to Laura Gilks, CAGAP Secretary – lgilks@unb.ca