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Frequently Asked Questions


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What is ResearchwithNJ.com?

ResearchwithNJ.com is an online gateway that lets New Jersey’s entrepreneurs and commercial enterprises identify experts, facilities, publications, intellectual property, news, and events in five of the state’s universities: Princeton University, Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Rowan University. Our objective is to help forge collaborative partnerships between academia and the private sector, which in turn may lead to exciting new businesses and products based on the latest scientific and technological breakthroughs. ResearchwithNJ.com is more than just a place to get information: it is a dynamic community of collaborative networks and news about the New Jersey’s unique culture of innovation. The database is also supported by six of New Jersey’s leading business and industry organizations: the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Choose NJ, Bio NJ, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, the Research and Development Council of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Tech Council. 

Who uses ResearchwithNJ.com and why?

While ResearchwithNJ.com is a free to the public, the most likely users include corporations, entrepreneurs, students, and media.  Corporations and entrepreneurs, both in-state and out-of-state, use the portal to identify experts for consultation and potential partnerships in many of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) industries. The portal is also a tool to help them assess New Jersey’s research capacities when considering relocation and the development of a regional presence in the state.  Finding the right experts and research facilities can often make the critical difference between the success or failure in the development of new products and services. Students use the portal to learn more about the university’s STEM experts, specializations, departments, and much more. The portal gives students the unique opportunity to see what types of research the universities are engaging in on a detailed level, which in turn may help guide them in shaping their own future and academic goals.  

What kind of database powers ResearchwithNJ.com?

ResearchwithNJ.com is powered by Pure, an enterprise research management solution that aggregates an organization's research information from numerous internal and external sources onto a single platform and ensures the data that drives your strategic decisions is trusted, comprehensive and accessible in real time. Pure can connect and group multiple forms of data. Pure is a product built and maintained by Elsevier, a global information analytics company. 

How do I search the database?

ResearchwithNJ.com allows users to search in several ways:
Search by Person
First, one can search for experts uder the “Profiles” tab. Profile outputs provide basic information about an expert such as the universities and institutions they are affiliated with as well as the various “fingerprints” or specific disciplines and sub-disciplines of their expertise. The “donut” icons next to each fingerprint reveals the extent to which the selected expert has done work in that discipline. You can then scroll down to the “network” section of the page to see how the selected expert is connected to other researchers. This reveals the extent to which research collaboration has occurred across disciplines and regions of the world.  At the bottom of the page, a list of the selected expert’s publications (referred to as “research outputs”) appear, which in turn (via click) lead to individual abstracts.
Search by University
A second way to search the database is by “research units,” which refers to the separate divisions, departments, institutes, labs, centers, offices, and other functions of each participating university. By clicking on a specific research unit, one is able to use the top header row hyperlinks to view all the expert profiles, research outputs (publications), fingerprints, and press and media associated with that research unit.
Search by Publications
A third way to search the database is by “research output.” This allows users to search for a range of publications by keywords, phrases, concepts, free text, and various filters.  Users will be able to further evaluate their search results by reviewing the weights under each fingerprint associated with a particular research output. Thus, it is easy to assess the accuracy of search results by reviewing weights associated with each fingerprint. Each publication includes complete citations and information regarding which university and research unit the publication is associated with. 
Search by Activities
A fourth way to search the database is by clicking on the “activities” link.  This will bring you to a listing of events, conferences, or other materials associated with each research unit. One can review a brief description of such activities in order to gain a better understanding of how they are associated with their respective university.
Search by Press/Media
A fifth way to search the database is by clicking on the “Press/Media” link on the home page.  This takes users to a variety of media citations for articles and/or links related to the STEM fields and the participating universities in the database.
Search by University Portals
A sixth way to search the database is by searching under a specific university portal.  Each of the participating universities on ResearchwithNJ.com have their own portals which can be found on the home page.  Clicking on any one of these university portals will lead users to a university-specific version of this database. 

Who can I contact to learn more about the ResearchwithNJ.com initiative?

If you would like more information about ResearchwithNJ.com or you have technical problems with the database, please contact Researchwithnj@njeda.com