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    New Features

    The new and improved UCSF Profiles offers a variety of features that make it an even more effective research networking and collaboration tool. Find out what's new and please share any comments.

    Highlights

    • Search by topic for all recent UCSF papers with automated help in pinpointing specific concepts (e.g. all recent papers from UCSF on Post-Traumatic Epilepsies)
    • Add customized keywords to reflect your personal interests (e.g. comparative effectiveness research, digital health, mentoring) – Top User Request!
    • Get a personalized URL for your profile page (e.g. profiles.ucsf.edu/jane.smith)
    • View the time course of an individual's publishing and collaborations (e.g. assess whether someone is an expert because of a classic paper written a decade ago or because of recent contributions)

    And there’s more. See other new features and details below.

    • Videos
      You can now enhance your profile page with YouTube and UCTV videos. In the Featured Videos section, simply enter the title and web address for your YouTube and/or UCTV video. Videos will appear on your profile page within several minutes.
      Video
    • New Search Options
      UCSF Profiles now allows you to search by a keyword or concept and return not only the list of experts at UCSF (6000+) but also all recent papers from UCSF on a topic.
      Search Options
    • Highlight Your Interests
      The feature most requested by profile owners over the last 2 years has been the option to add customized keywords that reflect personal interests. Now you can! Your customized and searchable keywords complement the existing automatically generated concepts derived from publications.
    • Personalized URLs
      It's now easy to remember your profile page web address, and to share it on business cards, email signatures, etc. Your new USCF Profiles address is based on your first and last name (e.g. profiles.ucsf.edu/john.smith). Find your customized address in the browser address bar when you visit your profile.
    • New Visualizations of Helpful Information
      • View the time course of publishing and collaborations (e.g. assess whether someone is an expert because of a classic paper written a decade ago or because of recent contributions; identify recent versus long-past co-authors). To view, click the Timeline link above an individual's list of publications.
        Publication timeline
      • Explore Networks Associated with an Expert (right column on each profile)
        • Related Concepts includes subject areas related to an individual's publishing history. Select "See all" to view different visualizations, including a timeline that demonstrates topics an individual has published on over time.
          Expertise timeline
        • Related Co-Authors includes subject areas related to an individual's publishing history. Select "See all" to view visualizations including number of co-publications by individual, a map of co-author publications, etc.
          Related Co-Authors
    • Updated Look and Feel
      You'll notice some subtle but helpful changes, including a new table of contents that make it easy to quickly review individual profiles.
      Look and Feel


    Do you have questions or ideas for new UCSF Profiles features? Let us know at profiles@ucsf.edu.

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