There are staff profile pages for all academic staff and some other staff including a number of PGRs. The staff profile pages are the method we use to expose information from your BRIAN profile to the wider world. As such it is an important platform to explain who you are, what you have done and what you are currently working on.
The current staff profile page application has been problematic. The chief complaint has been that some publications do not appear in the profile and those that do are sometimes not correctly categorised.
We have worked with the development team in IT to create a new application that remedies these faults and also provides pages that look crisp and professional.
There are many benefits from the new pages. For example, the pages allow for much improved searching including partial matches and ‘did you mean?’ functionality. Users can also search for anyone linked to a research theme or keyword. Searches can be undertaken for publications.
We plan to migrate to the new pages next week. We just have some final tweaks to finish before the application is fully ready and the launch can be scheduled.
Other than ensuring your BRIAN profile is up to date and complies with the minumim content suggestions, there is nothing that BRIAN users need to do.
We will explain some of the other benenfits of the new pages in following posts.