The definition of words in italics can be found in the glossary.
The "Our Institution" section contains a variety of shared resources which have been created by individuals from your institution in possession of administrator rights on the *Research Professional subscription. This content is available for all users to access.
The Our Institution home page
By clicking on the Our Institution section via the navigation bar, you will be taken to your institution’s home page. The main areas of this channel to take note of, include:
Administrators and workgroup editors: You will see the names of any individuals in possession of administrator or workgroup editor rights on your institution’s subscription. They are normally your first point of contact if you have any queries about the service.
Introductory text: This has been written by individuals with administrator or workgroup editor rights on your institution’s subscription. It may contain useful information about your subscription, details to do with training resources, as well as embedded links to other useful sources of information.
Shared resources: These will appear under the headings “Funding resources”, “News resources” and (in the case of institutions with a Networked level subscription), “Magazines”. These are links to pre-created searches, folders of bookmarks or other collections of content your administrators have created for you. Click on a resource’s title to access it.
People tab: Here you will be able to browse or search a list of other *Research Professional users on your institution’s subscription.
Using the shared resources
You can access the shared resources available to users of *Research Professional on the subscription via the “Funding resources” or “News resources” sections located at the bottom of the page. Simply click on a resource’s title to access this content. All resources are either pre-created searches or folders of bookmarks. You will be taken to the Funding or News section and the resource will be run for you immediately.
You can use the shared resources just like any personal saved search or folder of bookmarks created for yourself by saving your own copy of the resource or setting up an email alert based around it. You can also edit shared searches to match your own interests: to do so, click the padlock icon after running the search.
Once the search has been "unlocked" (see below), you can tweak the criteria in any way you wish (please note any changes will only be reflected on your own account).
You have an additional option when viewing a shared resource: creating a ‘shortcut’ to it. This option will be available under the “Actions” dropdown next to the “Save” button. If you create a shortcut to a resource, it will be saved to your account like a normal saved search, but you will not be able to edit the search for yourself. However, if one of the administrators at your institution edits the search, those changes will be reflected next time you click on the shortcut.
If your institution has a Networked level subscription to *Research Professional, administrators have the ability to create “workgroups”. Workgroups are pages equivalent to the institutional home page that are dedicated to a particular group of users within the institution (these most commonly being faculties and departments).
A list of your institution’s workgroups can be accessed from the right-hand side of the Our Institution page, under the “Our Hierarchy” heading (see below)
Users can also choose to join a workgroup if they wish - this will add them to a mailing list for that workgroup, allowing administrators and workgroup editors to distribute funding opportunities and articles relevant to the group. To join a workgroup, click on the “Join this group” button above the page’s introductory text (see below).
If your institution has a Networked level subscription, your administrators can create magazines for you to view. Magazines are collections of news articles and funding opportunities.
You will be able to see a list of any magazines associated with a particular workgroup at the bottom of the page. To see a list of all the magazines created at your institution, click on the “See all magazines” button located at the bottom of any workgroup.
When viewing a particular magazine, you will also see a “Subscribe” button at the top of the page (see below).
Click this if you would like to receive future issues of the magazine via email.