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About McMaster Experts

Bringing McMaster University’s research expertise to the world

  • Are you a researcher looking to exchange ideas with a colleague with similar research interests?
  • A media outlet seeking an expert opinion and intelligent dialogue on a critical issue?
  • An industry representative searching for academic expertise and partners?
  • A potential student looking to see if McMaster faculty share your interests?

McMaster Experts is your starting point.

For media inquiries, please see the list of media contacts for each of McMaster's Faculties.

McMaster Experts presents a comprehensive portrait of McMaster faculty research activities via a dynamic web profile featuring affiliations, educational background, areas of expertise, research interests, and a full record of publications. It also maps relationships between faculty at McMaster and facilitates forging new collaborations.

At its core, McMaster Experts aims to facilitate collaboration among academic researchers and spark increased engagement with other communities in academia, industry, and the media, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Visitors can easily search McMaster Experts by researcher name, research area, or department.

McMaster Experts is an implementation of VIVO, an open source researcher networking and discovery application originally developed at Cornell University and used globally by major research institutions to gather and publicize their research activity to the broadest possible audience. Publication data display, meanwhile, uses Symplectic’s Elements, a Research Information Management system that pulls information from multiple bibliographical sources.

McMaster Experts resulted from a collaboration between the McMaster’s University Library, Research and High Performance Computing Support, in addition to support from Communications and Public Affairs, and University Technology Services.

Profile information comes from PeopleSoft (MOSAIC Data Warehouse) and the Faculty and Staff Directory. Publications come from McMaster Research Profile Manager (Elements), a system that harvests items from major bibliographic databases.
McMaster Experts contains profiles for all McMaster faculty including health sciences clinical faculty, persons affiliated with academic departments, research centres and institutes, other researchers and librarians.
Yes. Non-faculty members can create a profile by completing the non-faculty employee registration form, and answering "Yes" to question 7 on the form. A McMaster Research Profile Manager account and McMaster Experts profile page will be created 1 to 2 business days after submission.
Profile information is loaded into McMaster Experts several times a day.

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