About Research@Oxford

What is Research@Oxford?

Research@Oxford provides a system to identify current researchers and research information from across the University classified by subject and organisational structure.

The online application uses the Discovery module produced by the Symplectic developers at Digital Science to repurpose the data collected within Oxford’s Symplectic Elements.

Users of Research@Oxford search by free text or keywords without needing prior knowledge about the University’s structure.

Oxford researchers curate the information displayed in Research@Oxford and maximize the discoverability of their research activities by editing their Elements account: adding biographical information, tagging their profile with labels/key words, claiming publications and grants, and adding professional activities.

The application is the product of the Oxford Research Finder (ORF) project funded by the University’s IT Development Fund.

Who has access?

Research@Oxford is accessible internally only for researchers, research facilitators, divisional offices, OUI, research students, senior management and others to use.

You can visit Research@Oxford at https://researchers.ox.ac.uk via the Oxford University campus network. If you are connecting from outside of this network, you will need to connect to the University's VPN.

What are Research@Oxford's core features?

Research@Oxford enables users to:

  • Search and discover researchers and research activity across the university by free text or Field of Research (tag)
  • Refine search results by a series of filters: including Department, Field of Research, Geographic Focus
  • Explore networks of co-authors

What benefits does Research@Oxford offer?

The application delivers a wide range of benefits including:

  • Making researchers’ expertise and activities more visible and accessible (over and above department profiles)
  • Helping platform users to identify researchers with specific expertise
  • Helping researchers to find potential collaborators across the university, through tags and keyword searches (e.g. public policy)
  • Helping staff to match researchers with potential funders, collaborators or policymakers, to maximise research and impact opportunities