Esploro enables the automatic creation and update of researcher profiles, displaying researchers’ publications, achievements and academic activities in one location. Researchers benefit from an effortless way to present their work to the world, attract funders, and facilitate collaboration, while institutions enhance their academic reputation.
Institutions can create an online portal that exposes researchers’ expertise, featuring researcher profiles from all disciplines.
Profiles are created and continuously updated based on intelligent capture of assets from multiple external sources, including Ex Libris discovery indexes, disciplinary repositories, and national repositories. Profiles reference the various types of research assets produced by researchers at the institution, including publications, related data sets, conference proceedings, dissertations, blogs, and media mentions.
An embedded approval workflow helps researchers and libraries validate profiles and manually edit as needed. Advanced machine learning techniques facilitate author disambiguation, enabling Esploro to automatically match the right author to research assets.
Esploro presents scholars and the research office with metrics related to the impact of researchers’ work and statistics on their public profile views. Metrics include:
- Profile and output views
- Impact of researchers’ publications and related activities (grants, awards, conference presentations, etc.)
- Cross-institutional and interdisciplinary collaboration
Esploro integrates with multiple metrics systems, and can display Altmetrics KPIs, citation metrics, and journal metrics.
Promote researcher profiles to facilitate partnerships
Public profiles play a key role in facilitating collaboration with other scholars as well as partnerships with commercial companies.
Esploro helps universities and scholars quickly showcase researcher profiles, with minimal effort from researchers and research office administrators. Maintaining researcher profiles in one location, connected to a researcher’s publications and work and easily discoverable on the web allows institutions to open doors to new opportunities and connections. Researchers can go beyond their personal networks to showcase their expertise to other researchers, funders, and businesses. Esploro also allows scholars to maintain one profile by having their profile synced with external profiles such as ORCID.
Data to enrich other academic systems
Esploro integrates with other services in the academic ecosystem through open APIs, allowing institutions to automatically enrich their systems with data from researcher profiles. Services that can benefit from data enrichment include faculty assessment review systems, funding services (e.g. Pivot and Research Professional), Research Administration Systems, and Article Processing Charges requests.