The Experts@Minnesota site (https://experts.umn.edu) contains public profiles of University faculty and staff based upon their collegiate and departmental affiliations and their publications.

The University provides public data on faculty (names, contact information, department and college affiliations, and grant award information) to form the basis for these profiles. This public data is matched with publication data harvested from Scopus. Experts@Minnesota allows anyone to browse or search for a researcher’s distinctive expertise, based on publication history. This will increase the capacity to identify collaborators and make connections between scholars within and external to the University of Minnesota.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can use Experts@Minnesota?
You can find Experts@Minnesota at https://experts.umn.edu. Anyone with an Internet connection can use this site to find experts or potential collaborators affiliated with the University.

Who is profiled?
Profiles have been created for over 5,400 UMN-Twin Cities faculty, clinical faculty, research associates, research fellows, research directors, postdocs, and librarians. The site primarily contains profiles for those people whose primary position categorization on campus is that of "faculty" (which excludes teaching specialists, lecturers, and grad students in teaching roles). Visiting faculty and faculty affiliated with the coordinate campuses are not included at this time. A full list of profiled job codes is available here: https://www.lib.umn.edu/about/experts/jobcodes

What information is presented?

Each individual’s publicly accessible profile includes:

  • Institutional Content (similar to the public directory): Name, Titles, Contact Info, Department and College affiliations).
  • Citations (pulled automatically from Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and web sources, containing 45 million citations)
  • Researcher networks (i.e., co-authors, institutions of co-authors, etc.)
  • Graphical displays: visualizations of research trends and connections between scholars and their collaborators
  • Grant award data: This information is provided by the University of Minnesota directly from the Sponsored Projects Administration office. Note that only grants that were active as of July 2008 (when the University changed to a new financial system) are included.

Can I opt out of appearing in Experts@Minnesota?
You can have your profile set as "private," meaning that it is not publicly displayed, but you are still able to manage your publications and have access to some Experts@Minnesota functionality. To learn more about this option, please contact expertsmnhelp@umn.edu.