BRIAN is now live but due to the enormous amount of data that has been imported into it from several different sources ready for the launch, it’s taking its time to populate all fields on the external site. Therefore, please can I ask that you don’t log in to BRIAN until Monday so that the system has the weekend to pull all of the information in? This also means that you should not click on the link in the top right-hand corner that says ‘Click here to find out more about BRIAN’ as this goes to the log in page. If you want to find out more about BRIAN then click here.
As said in a previous Blog, your publications will be imported from a number of data sources. You will have a number of existing publications imported from BURO and in addition to this, BRIAN will now import from online databases, for example, Web of Science. BRIAN is clever enough to match and authenticate any publication pulled in from an online database with a duplicate from BURO. In order to allow the system time to authenticate these for everyone, we will not switch on the automatic emails informing you of publications to approve until Monday.
One of the benefits of BRIAN is that it allows you control of your external profile pages. If you have an existing profile page then your information has been manually input into BRIAN as far as possible. As of next week, external people will be directed to your new profile page. However, we will leave your current profile page available for you to view so that you can compare them if you wish. These will be available for the next three weeks only. A reminder will be sent out the week before these are switched off.
User Guides are available on BRIAN for you to look at on Monday. I will write an article next week on additional functions that BRIAN will perform in the near future.
Thank you for your patience. If you have any queries regarding BRIAN, please email BRIAN@bournemouth.ac.uk.