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    Esploro Internal Collaboration Analysis

    Analytics
    This subject area is available only for Esploro customers.

    Esploro Internal Collaborations Subject Area and Dashboard

    The Esploro Internal Collaborations subject area and dashboard enable administrators to analyze and report on how their affiliated researchers collaborate to produce research output.

    For a video on this topic see How to Visualize Internal Collaboration.

    To access the dashboard in the Research Hub:
    1. Navigate to Analytics > Data Visualization.
    2. Open the main menu on the top left of the page and select Catalog.

      Catalog option in the menu.
       
    3. In the Catalog area select the Shared Folders tab.

      Shared Folders Tab.
       
    4. Select the Esploro shared folder select Reports > DV > Esploro Internal Collaborations Analysis.

    Only approved assets are counted. ETDs are excluded from the Internal Collaborations subject area. 

    Esploro Internal Collaborations Subject Area

    You can use the fields of the Esploro Internal Collaborations subject area to create reports that describe the collaboration between affiliated researchers and perform the following actions:

    • Use the measures for answering direct questions that do not require visualization
    • Create customized reports from scratch to fit your unique needs
    • Add information to the existing internal collaborations dashboard

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    Esploro Internal Collaborations – Star Diagram

    Field Descriptions

    The following lists the fields available in the Internal Collaborations subject area:

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    Esploro Internal Collaborations – Field Descriptions

    Internal Collaboration Measures

    Internal Collaboration Measures is a fact table that stores measures relating to internal collaborations.

    Internal Collaboration Measures
    Field Description Additional Information
    Number of Collaborating Researchers The number of affiliated researchers that participated in collaborations  
    Number of Collaborating Units The number of distinct organizational units that have researchers that participated in a collaboration  
    Number of Assets that were Collaborated On The number of assets that resulted from the collaborative work of two or more affiliated researchers  

    Internal Collaboration Details

    Internal Collaboration Details is a dimension table that stores details about internal collaborations.

    Internal Collaboration Details
    Field Description Additional Information
    Researcher Collaboration Within/Between Units Indicates if the collaboration is between researchers belonging to the same or different academic units. Possible values:
    • Within Units – collaboration is between researchers belonging to the same academic unit
    • Between Units – collaboration is between researchers belonging to different academic units
    New for February!
    Asset Collaboration Within/Between Units
    Indicates if the collaboration is between researchers belonging to the same or different academic units at the level of the asset Possible values:
    • Within Units – all collaboration on the asset is between researchers belonging to the same academic unit
    • Between Units – all collaboration on the asset is between researchers belonging to different academic units
    • Within and Between Units – some collaboration on the asset is between researchers belonging to the same academic unit and some collaboration is between researchers belonging to different academic units

    The same asset can be counted both as within and between units. This is for cases where some of the collaborators on an asset are from the same unit, and others are from different units.

    Use this field to filter your dashboard according to the type of collaboration (within/between units) on which you want to focus.

    Additional Esploro Internal Collaborations Dimensions

    For the other dimensions in this subject area, see Esploro Researchers.

    Esploro Internal Collaboration Analysis Dashboard

    The Esploro Internal Collaborations Analysis dashboard enables you to perform the following actions:

    • Compare the strengths of several collaborations for a researcher or an academic unit
    • See trends of interdisciplinary work between various academic units
    • Find gaps in the institutional collaboration network
    • Use built-in filters to focus on relevant information

    Overview Tab

    The Overview tab presents visualizations that display an overview of the internal collaborations. It contains the following out-of-the-box filters.

    Overview tab filters.

    Filters for Overview Tab
    • Researcher Affiliation Unit Name – Academic units within the institution.
    • Researcher Affiliation Parent Unit Name – Select a parent academic unit to display the collaborations for all the child units. 
    • Researcher Name – The names of all the affiliated researchers.
    • Asset Published Year – Select a range of years to display the collaborations for the assets published during those years. The default filter is five years prior to the current year.

    Collaboration Between Researchers

    The Collaboration Between Researchers visualization displays the network of researchers. The line thickness denotes the number of assets that were collaborated on.

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    Collaboration Between Researchers

    Collaboration Between Units

    The Collaboration Between Units visualization displays the collaboration between various academic units, according to the affiliations of the collaborating researchers. The line thickness denotes the number of assets that were collaborated on.

    Collaboration between units.

    Collaboration Between Units

    Collaboration Within/Between Units per Year

    The Collaboration Within/Between Units per Year visualization compares the total number of collaborations within/between units, per year (for the past five years) for the asset. The total is calculated across all the units for the current filter.

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    Collaboration Within/Between Units per Year

    Number of Assets by Collaborating Researchers

    The Number of Assets by Collaborating Researchers visualization displays pairs of collaborating researchers. For each pair, the number of assets collaborated on is displayed.

    Number of Assets by Collaboration Within/Between Units

    The Number of Assets by Collaboration Within/Between Units visualization compares the total number of collaborations within/between units for the asset. The total is calculated across all the units for the current filter.

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    Number of Assets by Collaboration Within/Between Units

    Collaborative Units Tab

    The Collaborative Units tab presents visualizations that display information concerning the collaborative units. It contains the following out-of-the-box filters.

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    Filters for Collaborative Units Tab
    • Researcher Affiliation Unit Name – Academic units within the institution
    • Asset Published Year – Select a range of years to display the collaborations for the assets published during those years. The default filter is five years prior to the current year.
    • Number of Assets That Were Collaborated On – Select which academic units to display in the Collaborative Units visualization, according to the number of assets collaborated on:
      • Method – Select to display the Top or Bottom of the list of academic units (sorted by the number of assets collaborated on).
      • Count – Enter the number of academic units to display.
      • By – Group by the relevant attribute.

    Filter for Number of Assets That Were Collaborated On.

    Filter for Number of Assets That Were Collaborated On

    Collaborative Units

    The Collaborative Units visualization displays the top 20 academic units according to the number of assets that were collaborated on. The colors in each bar distinguish between the different types of collaborations.

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    Collaborative Units
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