Virtual Symposium

Expertise Systems in Florida Universities

Collaboration Across Campus
and Beyond

Dates in 2020:
May 11, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Due to COVID-19, the symposium is being offered as a virtual series.


This symposium will provide opportunities for stakeholders to network and explore promising practices, technologies, and data-sharing strategies related to university expertise systems. The event is targeted at entities in Florida’s universities that collect and disseminate information about faculty research, publications, and professional activities.

Expertise systems have been serving universities, businesses, and the research community for more than two decades. Here in Florida, many of our universities maintain expertise and research information management systems—sometimes several in the same institution. Additionally, multiple entities at each university are producers, managers, and consumers of research and scholarly data. These organizations include libraries and faculty advancement, communications, research, industry engagement, and commercialization offices. There is also the statewide research portal for promoting expertise across Florida’s universities—Florida ExpertNet.

One goal of the symposium is to create a community of practice to promote collaboration within and across universities to maximize the value of these systems.

Applications of University Expertise Systems

  • Research Information Management Systems (RIMS)
  • Scholarly Communications
  • Faculty Advancement
  • Tech Transfer
  • Grants Management

Keynote Speakers

Raffaele Vacca

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Co-leader of the Network Science Module at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute

University of Florida

Connecting the Dots: Using Computational Social Science and Social Network Data to Map and Foster Scientific Collaboration

Rebecca Bryant

Senior Program Officer

OCLC Research

Research Information Management in the United States


  • Share promising practices in the integration of university expertise data from multiple sources
  • Identify technologies being used for gathering and managing university expertise data
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration and data sharing
  • Discuss challenges and priorities
  • Network with other stakeholders
  • Create a community of practice

Who’s Invited

Primary audiences include university faculty and staff involved with any type of university expertise system—from the following offices:


Faculty advancement

Library scholarly commons

Digital scholarship



Industry engagement

Steering Committee

  • Bryan Cooper

    Associate Dean, Engagement and Innovation, University Libraries, FIU
  • Matt Schwartz

    Assistant Vice President for Research Administration, UWF
  • Rebecca Augustyniak

    Director of Florida ExpertNet, FSU
  • Christopher Barnes

    Director for Informatics and Technology, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, UF
  • Devin Soper

    Director of Office of Digital Research & Scholarship, Libraries, FSU
  • David Driesbach

    Assistant Vice President for Research, FIU
  • Carol Ann Dykes Logue

    Central Florida Research Park Incubator Site Manager, UCF
  • Amy Finley

    Associate Director of Florida ExpertNet, FSU
  • Kevin Hanson

    Assistant Director for Informatics and Technology, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, UF


Organizing Members

For more information, contact the Registrar.

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