The objective of this project from the Perinatal Research Unit at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, in collaboration with MyScienceWork, is to assist the cross-disciplinary team of physicians and computer scientists with their work, career and, more broadly, their contribution to science.
How? Basically, people working in different research environments face the same challenges in three main realms. This platform includes new digital tools to assist with those specific needs, like:
- *Making research work stand out, in a sea of other results (To be cited, you must be seen.)
- *Knowing who’s interested in your research and what they’re doing (Think collaboration!)
- *Communicating research results, both within the scientific world and beyond.
The KP Perinatal Profiles
Here, you’ll find a profile for each member of the Perinatal Research Unit, showing their areas of expertise and their publications and other work: scientific articles and pre-prints, but also presentations, lecture notes, patents, and more.
Members can upload documents to the platform, allowing the larger community to see them and contact the authors with questions, suggestions or new ideas.
Dashboards and Metrics
Each member has their own dashboard with metrics about the visibility and impact of all their publications. The individual stats let researchers see who has visited their profile, downloaded their publications, and what those scientists are working on. Clearly, these are people worth talking to!
Kaiser Permanente’s Perinatal Research Unit itself can get a clearer overview of all its scientific production, where it’s coming from and the impact it’s having beyond their walls.
Stay in touch with this community of scientists collaborating to improve perinatal health care by connecting with its members. Follow the platform to receive updates when news or popular science stories are published about their work.
Some scientists enjoy popularizing their own research; others turn to MyScienceWork’s journalists. Either way, it is shared with an extensive international community of researchers and science fans via MyScienceWork.com and other social media.
Get in Touch
For more information on Polaris platforms, questions about how to use them, or suggestions to help them fit your needs, please contact us at [email protected].
We look forward to helping you build further success in your research!
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Members of the Perinatal Research Unit: Getting Started
For members of the Kaiser Permanente Perinatal Research platform, it’s easy to get started. All you need to do now is:
- *Complete your profile, so your fellow users know who you are and what you’re working on.
If you haven’t yet activated your profile, just request a password reset to log in for the first time.
- *Connect with users you already know or others who share similar interests.
- *Upload documents that reflect your expertise and will surely interest others.
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