Unique Functionality to Boost Research Productivity
Relevant, structured, easy to create profiles
Epernicus profiles are uniquely structured to contain the right amount and type of information at the right level of granularity. Many profile elements can be enabled or disabled based on the needs and culture of your organization. Key areas include:
- Key biographical information
- Current and past projects
- Topics, methods and materials of expertise
- Publications (imported via PubMed)
- Org chart
- Dynamic updates
Automatic connectivity representing your organizational structure
Research organizations are often heavily matrixed with important connections between individuals and groups that include and go beyond organizational structure and geography. Epernicus automatically builds networks and connects researchers in a way that recognizes affiliations with divisions, departments, locations and functions. This connectivity is used by updates, search and messaging features to help the right people connect.
Highly functional expertise search
Search helps you find the right experts across the full organization or at your location.
Group functionality to connect people across silos
- Pre-created and ad-hoc groups help researchers connect along a variety of lines (e.g. medicinal chemists, antibody experts)
- Group functionality facilitates sharing of protocols, messages, questions
Epernicus BenchQ helps researchers cast a wide net by broadcasting questions and requests to a targeted or broad audience. Questions, which may range from basic requests for equipment to thought provoking topics, are answered in a threaded format and archived. Typical questions:
- How can I print cardiolipin arrays onto glass surfaces with stable binding?
- Is anybody familiar with protein myristoylation?
- Does anyone have a company they highly recommend for custom antibody production?
Dynamic updates and discussion
A researcher dashboard provides updates when colleagues start on new projects, publish papers and add new expertise. Comments and kudos provide opportunities for colleagues to interact and share ideas dynamically in response to events.
Customized and integrated to match your organization
Epernicus Solutions are customized to fit into your organization. This includes activating the features most relevant for your organization, customizing the look and feel to match your intranet, and integrating with other IT systems.
"scale kill big pharma"?
One senior pharma executive told us "scale kills big pharma." He meant that when your research organization is bigger than a couple hundred people, the advantages that come with a small group of people who know each other and collaborate frequently disappear. Increasing communication among researchers is a way to make your organization "smaller."