Pubman Func Spec Researcher Portfolio

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  • The scientists wants to provide an individual entry point to his research stored in the repository, aligned with personal information.
  • The public user has found an interesting publication and wants to see more publications of the author.
  • The public user is interested in the researcher portfolio of a specific author.

Functional Specification[edit]

UC View researcher portfolio/profile[edit]

Status: implemented

Schedule: R4.1

  • can be triggered from view item version (e.g. icon), with the condition, that the person related to a publication must have an authorized CONE person ID to provide his researcher portfolio

Data structure supported by CONE

  • Researcher portfolio is generated on demand, by searching all publications related to this CONE Person ID
  • The query returns all released publications related to the person ID.
  • A standard layout of publication list is shown,including the personal information of the person as stored in the CONE service .
  • The user can query external name authority services when viewing the profile (look-up services for Kaken, WorldCat, ResearcherID, PND, Google Scholar)
  • The external photo is integrated by URL.
  • The Publication list rendered is sorted by most-recent date, descending.


  • The presentation of the researcher portfolio will be in the CONE Service, as this portfolio may contain informations from various escidoc solutions (at the moment only from PubMan).
  • The GUI (css) of the researcher portfolio presentation should be escidoc specific, but well distinguishable from PubMan.
  • The presentation of the researcher portfolio will be in English, an extra page in CONE service will be needed to provide a translation of the researcher portfolio in e.g. japanese letters.
  • NIMS wants it to be visible on the researcher profile who last modified it and when.
  • There will be an alphabetic sorting for the displayed org units (if a person belongs to more than one org unit).

Comments on data structure

Future development[edit]

  • Provide functionality to define own layout of researcher portfolio
  • Search within researcher portfolio
  • The scientist wants to modify and update his portfolio. He wants to have easy possibility to organize the content on his portfolio, upload content, remove or add certain publications, re-arrange them.
  • Contact author (when visiting the researcher profile, link to email. check for spam/hacks)
  • Propsal: social bookmarking services for researcher portfolio--Kleinfercher 07:59, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Export the researcher portfolio in FOAF profile
  • Provide internationalized researcher portfolios (e.g. in Japanese)
  • Provide information on researcher portfolio on who/when last modification (requirement NIMS)