About Scholars@TAMU

Scholars@TAMU is a profile system that hosts searchable expertise for faculty and TAMU organizations by gathering data from institution-level/enterprise systems, publicly available research data (e.g., grants and publications), and other authoritative sources. The data is compiled into a profile that you can edit to best represent your scholarship and expertise.This system helps to:

  • Improve the discoverability of scholarly expertise,
  • Enhance the scholarly identity of researchers and
  • Facilitate new research collaborations.

Information Sheets

Enhanced Features for an Authoritative System of Record for Expertise and Scholarly Reputation

Scholars@TAMU v2 is in development. We plan to release this version on September to the public.  Along with a new interface, the enhancement includes new data and additional features.   We continue to host faculty profiles that contain accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date information to serve three use cases: (i) enhanced discovery of TAMU expertise to help form collaborative teams or highlight TAMU research to society, (ii) support accreditation and other organizational activities through the generation of custom reports using our SQL database, and (iii) characterize research at Texas A&M, such as identifying areas of strength in interdisciplinary research, that can be used for strategic decision making.

New Scholars Homepage Design

New Features

  1. Enhanced User Experience. Scholars@TAMU now has a modern, mobile- and user-friendly interface.  Added data, menu and export options are now available to the user.
  2. Enhanced search functions to support research collaboration. Users can now browse and narrow search results using different categories (e.g., departments, research areas, etc.). This allows users to easily find potential collaborators for researchers and centers.

New Data

  1. Awards data. Prestigious awards (from Academic Analytics) have been added to faculty profiles.  Faculty can also add their awards and honors via the Scholars@TAMU editor.
  2. Grant data. The Scholars@TAMU team is currently working with Sponsored Research Services (SRS) and Maestro team to add public domain grant data to faculty profiles.
  3. United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) data. UN SDG data (from Dimensions database) have been added to Scholars@TAMU system. Users can discover how Texas A&M researchers and their work are contributing towards these goals.

Data Re-use

  1. Application Programming Interface (API). The Scholars@TAMU team is now working with Colleges and Departments to dynamically provide current and accurate data via the API, facilitating the re-use of data for websites, and institutional reports.
  2. Embed script. Faculty and web developers will have the capability to copy and paste script from Scholars@TAMU to embed a list of selected publications to their web pages. Faculty can dynamically edit their selected publications list within the Scholars@TAMU editor.
  3. One-page bio. Users will have access to export and print a one-page bio, which includes their photo and profile overview that can be used for speaker introductions and publication bios.
  4. Profile Summary. Users will have access to export and print profile summary, which includes their name, photo, email, positions, overview, educational background, 10 most recent publications, current grant funding, and awards and honors.
  5. Export Search results. Results from the Scholars@TAMU search can now be exported in csv format that can be used in creating reports, analyses, and pre-populate forms.

The Scholars@TAMU team continue to provide a system of aggregate services, outreach and training to the TAMU community, add data to profiles, and explore new features for Scholars@TAMU as we try to meet the diverse needs of the Texas A&M University scholarly community.

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Manage Your Profile

Faculty profiles are generated using a variety of data sources. We have worked to create the first version of your profile and continue to explore additional data sources to enhance your profile. We request your participation to update your profile and improve its accuracy.

Explore Scholars@TAMU

Search Tips

  • Searches are not case-sensitive
  • Type keywords using AND or OR logic (AND or OR must be capitalized)
    • eg., nutrition AND protein
    • eg., nutrition OR protein
  • Type your phrase with double quotation marks
    • eg., "glucose absorption"
    • eg., "glucose absorption" AND nutrition
  • Use wildcard * character to search variations
    • eg., bio*
About the Project

Scholars@TAMU is a system provided by the  Texas A&M University Libraries. It is an implementation of the open-source  VIVO networking tool, developed at  Cornell University. If you have further questions, please see our  FAQ or  contact the team.

The Team

  • Dr. Bruce Herbert, Director, Office of Scholarly Communications
  • Dr. Dong Joon Lee, Researcher Information Systems Librarian, Office of Scholarly Communications
  • Ethel Mejia, Data Analyst, Office of Scholarly Communications
  • Doug Hahn, Senior IT Manager, Applications, Digital Initiatives
Early Beta Version in 2016