Expertise directory available for faculty

UNL faculty have a new tool to help them identify potential research collaborators across the University of Nebraska system or the nation.

Research Nebraska is a web-based directory that enables users to search for University of Nebraska collaborators as well as scientific experts across the nation. Faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska at Omaha can use this tool to find potential research collaborators within or beyond the University of Nebraska system.

The Office of Research and Economic Development is providing this service to make it easier for faculty to build interdisciplinary research teams. It’s part of broader efforts to support interdisciplinary research, expand research opportunities and help faculty successfully complete for external funding.

Prem S. Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development, said that identifying research collaborators with specific scientific and technological expertise can be a challenge in building interdisciplinary research teams and successfully competing for large-scale, center grants.

“This database should make it easier for our faculty to find scientific experts across the basic-to-applied research continuum to enhance their research teams,” Paul said.

The directory contains profiles of selected faculty at each NU campus, including information on their recent grants, publications, and internal and external collaborators.  Known as SciVal Experts, the directory is populated by Elsevier, a publisher of scientific journals.

For more information about Research Nebraska, contact Peg Filliez, (402) 472-8031.