CARA UNITE 2023 – Research Administrator Day

The Canadian Association of Research Administrators(CARA) will celebrate Research Administrator Day (September 25) with expert speakers from the world.

The special virtual event is September 25, 2023 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM EST, uniting research administration experts from across the globe to share expertise and best practices.

Symplectic Solutions Consultant Nick Anderson will be presenting alongside Maya Collum, Project Manager – Research & Innovation at the University of Toronto, on U of T’s new DiscoverResearch portal.


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Sparking connection: showcasing your researchers to create new routes to research discoverability and collaboration

In our increasingly globalized world, there is a growing need for institutions to showcase their greatest assets: the expertise and experience of researchers and faculty. Not only can this increase the discoverability and impact of research, it can also open up new pathways for collaboration both in and off campus, and create new opportunities to explore industry and community partnerships.

DiscoverResearch, launched in June 2023, is a new online public profile portal to highlight, celebrate and promote University of Toronto (U of T) experts across all disciplines. The tool connects U of T’s scholarly and research expertise with audiences like media, prospective graduate students, and academic collaborators, while simultaneously helping faculty keep track of the very important work they do. With automatic harvesting of trusted data from trusted sources (TSpace, PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, internal grant management systems and more), DiscoverResearch offers a comprehensive view of a researcher’s outputs and scholarly activities.

In this session, we will cover some of the new initiatives that U of T are embarking on to support and promote their researchers in new, innovative ways through DiscoverResearch. We will discuss best practices around how to communicate and engage users in new tools, as well as some of the functional and technical considerations to consider before launching a new institutional platform.