The Research Expert Database, "Find the Expert," is a project of the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development. It is a research initiative that applies to all forms of research, creative, and scholarly activity and is designed to showcase faculty/research faculty and research staff expertise. Users are able to list their areas of expertise, educational background, and credentials/licenses in a manner that is searchable by faculty and the public. The application serves as a tool for faculty to find potential collaborators on campus, and it is also a way to promote the research possibilities of the University of North Dakota (UND) campus by advertising the skills of various faculty and research staff.
UND faculty/research faculty and research staff are encouraged to submit their information for several reasons. By posting information about your research or creative expertise online, the database brings attention to your area(s) of expertise to a wide audience and can also broaden your contact base for:
Research projects/programs for your students
Partnership with industry
Increased visibility for you and UND
UND faculty/research faculty and research staff are invited and strongly encouraged to submit information about themselves to the database. All access requests are reviewed for approval by the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development. Department chairs will receive additional access to allow them to submit information about their department and the areas of expertise within their department. Department chairs will also be able to manage user accounts that are assigned to their department and be asked to review and update their department information annually.