Open Source Community
Profiles Research Networking Software has an active and rapidly growing open source user community.
Profiles RNS Users Group
The Profiles RNS Users Group contains over 240 members from institutions around the world. These partner sites have all worked hard to make Profiles RNS a success. We particularly appreciate UCSF's contributions to Profiles RNS, which included developing promotional strategies for research networking, assisting with quality assurance, and ongoing work to add OpenSocial support to Profiles RNS.
Click an image below to see examples of how universities have customized their Profiles RNS websites.
University of California, San Francisco
University of Minnesota
South Carolina (HSSC/SCTR)
UConn Health Center
RTRN (18 RCMI Institutions)
Baylor College of Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Meetings and Mailing Lists
The Profiles RNS Users Group has a mailing list and a monthly webinar held from 4-5pm on the 3rd Friday of every month. The Users Group is mostly focused on issues of interest to the people who are implementing Profiles RNS at their institutions. However, anyone is welcome to join, and we frequently have broader discussions about research networking in general. The typical topics of the monthly meetings include:
- Introduction to new Profiles RNS users
- Information about upcoming releases
- High-level "vision" talks about where Profiles RNS is heading
- Announcements about events and activities relevant to Profiles RNS
- Feedback and technical questions from Profiles RNS users
- Invited speakers to talk about how they are using/customizing Profiles RNS
Email us at email@example.com if you would like to be added to the official Profiles RNS Users Group mailing list, which we use for meeting invites and announcements of product releases. Also, join the Profiles RNS Google Group to participate in discussions among people from different institutions using the software.
Below are presentations from past Profiles RNS Users Group meetings:
- June 18, 2010
- July 7, 2010
- August 20, 2010
- September 17, 2010
- October 22, 2010
- November 19, 2010
- December 17, 2010
- January 21, 2011
- February 18, 2011
- March 18, 2011
- April 22, 2011
- June 17, 2011 - Special presentation from UCSF on OpenSocial gadgets for Profiles RNS.
- July 15, 2011
- August 19, 2011
- September 16, 2011
- November 18, 2011
- December 16, 2011
- January 20, 2012 - Overview of the Profiles RNS Disambiguation Service.
- February 17, 2012
- April 20, 2012
- May 25, 2012
- June 15, 2012
- July 20, 2012
- September 28, 2012
- October 19, 2012
- January 18, 2013
- March 15, 2013
- May 17, 2013
Participate in the Profiles RNS Google Group.