ResearchNow uses a 'fingerprint' mechanism to facilitate collaboration between researchers worldwide. A fingerprint is an index of weighted terms visualized according to their weight and is built using the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine (Elsevier is the ResearchNow vendor). It mines research output abstracts to define the fingerprint concepts which become the key subjects of each individual researcher.
A fingerprint can be created for an individual researcher or for a college/other organisation unit and appear on the researcher or organisation unit profile on the ResearchNow portal.
As a researcher a set of fingerprints are automatically created for you based on the mining of the abstracts of your research outputs. You have the option to review these fingerprints and decide if you would like to sort them differently or remove them altogether.