Research institutions everywhere have common needs in terms of getting their work out there, making it accessible (= useable and citable) and getting it noticed by the world. How true it is! That’s why we are delighted to announce the arrival of our new offer, POLARIS: tailor-made, online platforms for enhanced dissemination and communication of research.
Polaris is a multifunctional tool enabling institutions to:
- - make their research discoverable,
- - communicate their latest results,
- - establish collaborations, and
- - make informed decisions about research priorities.
When talking with different research groups—labs, grad schools, research centers and other units—we noticed three realms in which they all needed a hand: archiving, monitoring and communications. The Polaris platforms include novel digital tools that respond to these specific institutional needs.
An archive, to share or just for you
Each Polaris serves as an archive, which can be public or private, for the products of research (publications, theses, presentations, patents, etc.), centralizing an institution’s multiple forms of data.
Impact metrics let you prioritize
Then, the dashboard allows administrators to monitor this production with a detailed overview of the content and metrics to determine its impact in the scientific world.
Communications: We’re on it.
Polaris also enhances the impact that research institutions have on the larger society through communications for the public. MyScienceWork’s journalists create popular science pieces from their latest results and promote them to our extensive international community.
Meet Polaris and two of its users
“Communication of all kinds is critical for research institutions: to promote our work, establish future collaborations and to secure funding. The platform will allow us to tap into multiple resources to make that happen. It gives us a more dynamic way to promote our research and our young researchers, and also to keep in touch with them throughout their career in a much more engaging way.”
“It’s not just about journal impact factors, but the impact of our own work, our citations and international visibility. More and more universities also consider metrics like the Eigen Factor and the H-Index in the promotion and evaluation of researchers. We need to optimize these metrics with tools, information and interaction on the scientific level.”
Give Polaris a try