FAQs

Research with Princeton was launched in June 2018. These FAQs are a work-in-progress. Please let us know if we can help you in any way. Email us at ResearchWith@princeton.edu. 

General FAQs

How do I get to the Princeton research database?

What is Research With Princeton? 

What is ResearchWithNJ.com?

Who uses Research With Princeton and why?

What kind of database powers Research with Princeton?

How do I search the database?

Who can I contact to learn more about the Research With Princeton initiative?

 

Additional FAQs for Princeton Researchers

How do I change my faculty profile or the profile of my research unit (department, center or institute)?

Why is my recent publication missing from my profile?

How are the tags under my profile determined?

Who can see this data in the research portal?

How often is this data updated?

Is there a way to use this profile information on other websites, such as my lab or personal website?


How do I get to the Princeton research database?

Go to collaborate.princeton.edu.


 What is Research with Princeton?

Research with Princeton is a public, searchable database found at collaborate.princeton.edu, designed to foster research collaborations with Princeton University scholars. We hope this tool can spur discovery and innovation by helping to connect researchers across disciplines, across institutions and with industry. We also hope this tool can make our researchers and their work more visible to the public and media. 

You can use Research With Princeton to:

  • Review the profiles and research of hundreds of Princeton faculty in the science, technology, mathematics, engineering and policy disciplines
  • Discover the expertise of Princeton University’s world-renowned departments, institutes, and centers
  • View the global collaboration networks of Princeton researchers
  • Search for collaborators by topic: Enter a keyword into the search
  • Analyze a block of text and find researchers with related work: Enter a block of text into the search box
  • See a researcher's recent publications, and view article metrics from PlumX, such as citations, news mentions or Mendeley readers

     

What is ResearchwithNJ.com?

Research With Princeton is part of a larger online project, ResearchWithNJ.com, sponsored by the State of New Jersey to showcase research from five universities in the state: Princeton University, Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Rowan University.

According to www.ResearchWithNJ.com,

 New Jersey’s objective is to help forge collaborative partnerships between academia and the private sector, which in turn may lead to exciting new businesses and products based on the latest scientific and technological breakthroughs. ResearchwithNJ.com is more than just a place to get information: it is a dynamic community of collaborative networks and news about New Jersey’s unique culture of innovation. The database is also supported by six of New Jersey’s leading business and industry organizations: the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Choose NJ, Bio NJ, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, the Research and Development Council of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Tech Council.


Who uses Research With Princeton and why?

While Research With Princeton is free to the public, the most likely users include industry, entrepreneurs, students, media, and researchers at other institutions. 

  • Corporations and entrepreneurs can use the portal to identify Princeton’s world-renowned experts for consultation and potential partnerships in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and policy fields. Finding the right experts and research facilities can often make the critical difference between success and failure in the development of new products and services.
  • Media can use the database to help identify experts for stories.
  • Researchers from other institutions can identify potential collaborators through the portal.
  • Students can use the portal to learn more about the University’s experts, specializations, departments, and much more, which may help them shape their own future and academic goals.  

What kind of database powers Research With Princeton?

Research With Princeton is powered by Pure, an enterprise research management solution that can aggregate an organization's research information. Pure can connect and group multiple forms of data, including publications information found in Elsevier’s Scopus database. Pure is a product built and maintained by Elsevier, a global information analytics company. The State of NJ selected Pure as the platform for the “Research With” project.


How do I search the database?

Research With Princeton allows users to search in several ways.

Search by Person

First, one can search for experts under the “Profiles” tab. Profile outputs provide basic information about an expert, such as the universities and institutions they are affiliated with, as well as the disciplines and sub-disciplines within their expertise. The "fingerprint" of disciplines and sub-disciplines is based on mining the text of a scholar's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms. The “donut” icons next to each fingerprint reveal the weighted rank of each subject across the expert’s publications. You can also scroll down to the “network” section of the page to see how an expert is connected to other researchers. (You can also see this information under the “Network” tab on each profile.) The visual network display reveals the extent to which research collaboration has occurred across disciplines and regions of the world. At the bottom of the page, a list of the selected expert’s publications (referred to as “Research Outputs”) appear, which in turn (via click) lead to individual abstracts.

Search by University

A second way to search the database is by “Research Units,” which refers to Princeton’s departments, institutes, and centers. By clicking on a specific research unit, one is able to use the top header row tabs to view an overview of the expert profiles, research output (publications), and fingerprint associated with that research unit.

Search by Publications

A third way to search the database is by “Research Output.” This allows users to search for a range of publications by keywords, phrases, concepts, free text, and various filters. Users will be able to further evaluate their search results by reviewing the weights under each fingerprint associated with a particular Research Output. 


Who can I contact to learn more about the Research With Princeton initiative?

If you would like more information about Research With Princeton or if you have technical problems with the database, please contact researchwith@princeton.edu. Princeton’s Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations, within the Office of the Dean for Research, is leading implementation of the Research With Princeton project.


Additional FAQs for Princeton Researchers

How do I change my faculty profile or the profile of a research unit (department, center or institute)?

At this time, there is no self-serve access to change profile information. Please email us at researchwith@princeton.edu and we will be happy to work with you!
 


Why is my recent publication not listed in my profile?
To be included automatically in your profile, a publication must be visible in Scopus. From the time a publication becomes visible in Scopus, it may take up to 2-4 weeks before the publication shows up in a profile. Occasionally a journal is not covered by Scopus.  Please email us at researchwith@princeton.edu for assistance.


How are the tags under my profile determined?

The tags are determined by Elsevier’s Fingerprint Engine. Elsevier provides the Pure platform to power this project. A fingerprint is based on mining the text of a scholar's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms.

  • A back-end software system, the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine, mines the text of scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, i.e., the Fingerprint™ visualization.
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques are used to mine the text of scientific documents.
  • Key concepts that define the text are identified in discipline specific thesauri.

     

Who can see this information in the research portal?

ResearchWith.Princeton.edu is a publicly available website, designed to make your research more visible to potential collaborators.


How often is this information updated?

Publication information from Elsevier’s Scopus database is updated weekly and automatically via a data import, as is much of the basic information provided by Princeton University. Major updates to the profiles are done manually three times per year by the Profile Refinement Service.


Is there a way to use this profile information on other websites, such as my lab or personal website?
Princeton faculty may be able to feed profile data to your Princeton website using the Web API. Contact us at researchwIth@princeton.edu and we’ll be happy to work with you!