Research institutions can involve vast amounts of people, all conducting research into a broad spectrum of fields of study. With so many colleagues at your institution, it's possible that another researcher in a completely different department or faculty could be researching a topic that's close to or relevant to your own, and you might never know.
UNIWeb aims to help you break the silo walls between faculties by making it easier to find potential collaborators within your institution who are interested in the same Research Themes, even if they are approaching their work from a different research perspective. Every time you tag your profile with a Research Theme, UNIWeb matches you with other members of your UNIWeb network who have tagged their profile with the similar themes. UNIWeb displays these connections on: (1) a personalized Research Connection map based on direct matches, and (2) the Research Clusters page based on indirect, multi-scale matches.
On this page:
In the centre panel, your profile picture is displayed in the middle of a web, showing all of the connections that UNIWeb was able to generate using the Research Themes that you have tagged to your profile. Each person that you see connected to you has tagged at least one theme in common with you, or a parent or child of a theme in common with you.
To view more information about a specific person, hover your cursor over their picture. In the window that appears while hovering, you can:
- View a selection of their profile's tagged Research Themes, and
- Open their profile, open their own connection map, or open their homepage, if they have listed one on their profile.
In the right panel of your research connections map, there are options to help you filter through your connections and find potential collaborators.
You can filter your connections using three different parameters:
- By the research themes that you have in common with them.
To activate a filter, click on a specific list item under that parameter. You can deactivate that filter by clicking on it again.
TIp: You can only activate one filter at a time per parameter, but to help you find specific results, you can have one active filter from each of the three parameters at the same time. For instance, you could filter your connections to find professors in engineering who are interested in computer science.