The UI Collaboratory

UICollaboratory Research Profiles is a professional networking tool which helps researchers identify faculty across a wide variety of scientific disciplines for potential collaboration at the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Our goal is to facilitate the development of new collaborations by providing a comprehensive resource of the university's research expertise across the entire health science spectrum.

The UICollaboratory currently includes profiles of research faculty at UIC and UIUC who have an affiliation with one of the health science colleges and faculty who hold a primary appointment in the bioengineering department. Each profile is built based on basic demographic information, publication data (Scopus), and NIH-funded grant information (NIH RePORTER). Researchers are mapped to their department within the university, allowing users to browse researchers by department, search by name, or search by topic to find experts in a particular area. In addition to highlighting individual research expertise, the UICollaboratory exposes connections among researchers and can assist in identifying potential collaborators both internally and at other organizations.

UICollaboratory Research Profiles can help:

  • Build multidisciplinary teams
  • Find a potential mentor
  • Find investigators working in similar research areas
  • Discover faculty research foci
  • Find researchers at other SciVal Experts Research Profiles institutions

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to schedule a demo, please contact the UICollaboratory Team at

To learn more about UICollaboratory, visit our Help and FAQs page.

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