Universidad del Pacífico (UP), together with other institutions dedicated to R&D&I, participated in the "International Virtual Conference on STI Information Management 2021", organized by the National Council for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC), held on September 9 and 10 this year.
The event aimed to generate a space for the exchange of ideas and experiences on research data and information management, as well as the role of CRIS systems in the regional open science ecosystem.
Within this framework, Jessica Talledo, Director of Solutions Development for Process Improvement at Universidad del Pacífico, presented FacultyUP, Universidad del Pacífico's collaborative portal, which aims to promote and disseminate theoretical and applied research for the development of the country and the world. In this portal, those interested in academically rigorous research, in expanding their collaboration network and in learning about the career of their potential colleagues or references, will be able to find UP professor-researchers' profiles, as well as their scientific and intellectual production, their areas of expertise and achievements.
As part of the presentation, Talledo explained how the FacultyUP portal was developed, from the identification of the needs to be addressed, the incorporation of a 360° vision of the researcher, the formation of a suitable team, the review of the related processes, the contracting of a service provider, the joint work with the provider for the development of solutions, their testing, the training of researchers, the implementation, and the dissemination of the project.
"Interoperability is the ability to communicate with different systems, with different data, with different formats, so that information can be shared and accessible in different environments. Doing that was already a challenge, but at UP we always want to challenge ourselves more and that would mean that our project would include, in addition to the intellectual production of our researchers, the different aspects of their work at the university and for society, which we have called the 360° vision of our researchers," she said.
In this sense, she explained that the 360° vision of faculty members is summarized in a holistic view of their activities, since in addition to being committed to intellectual production, they also participate in conferences, are visiting professors, have a presence in the media, hold an administrative position, are thesis jurors, admission evaluators, and teach, among other activities.
Finally, within the next steps of the project, she highlighted the improvement of the experience in the recording of information by the researcher, always with the focus on making a single and simple record; on the optimization of the execution and follow-up processes for academic production; and on data analytics.