Update Your Profile

Northwestern Scholars not only makes use of the automated import of Scopus publications; it leverages databases and other data sources across Northwestern:

  • Appointment and Graduate Program membership data are imported from the university's Human Resource information system (myHR)
  • Current awarded grant data (currently under maintenance and not appearing on the site) are sourced from databases at the Office for Research (InfoEd), Lurie Children's Hospital, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Research interests and research statements have been imported from various School databases or entered from CVs or information provided by individual faculty members
  • Core facilities data are imported from the Office for Research core facilities database
  • Patent data is provided by the Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO)
  • Data for Feinberg School of Medicine faculty is synched on a nightly basis with the Feinberg Faculty Profile database, which brings in manually entered data from that system.

While this approach assures a very high level of quality, faculty input is always welcome. If your Scopus publications seem to be missing, if publications that are not yours appear in your profile, or if you wish to request any additional changes to your publications list, contact Northwestern Scholars Support (nuscholars@northwestern.edu) and we will be happy to assist you in reporting the issue.

Adding Other Data to a Profile

In order to create a more representative profile, additional information may be added.  At present, all faculty members except those in the Feinberg School of Medicine may send their updates to the Northwestern Scholars team to add to the system.  (Note: in upcoming months, a new feature will be rolled out to allow faculty members and/or their designated proxies to make certain types of updates themselves to the system.  Information and training will be released shortly before this new capability is activated). Information that may be added includes a research statement, keywords, education, past and current academic appointments, honors and awards, committee memberships, academic achievements including artistic and non-textual research works and any publications or scholarly accomplishments not available through the Scopus citation and indexing database. (Scopus publications are automatically imported each week.)

Feinberg School of Medicine faculty can edit their profiles using the FSM Faculty Profiles system, which automatically sychronizes with Northwestern Scholars on a nightly basis.