Virginia Tech Experts: About Virginia Tech Experts

This guide provides help documentation for Virginia Tech Experts, a searchable public profile system with faculty and graduate student scholarly & creative works, teaching, professional activities, and more.

What is Virginia Tech Experts?

Welcome to Virginia Tech Experts: Advancing Our Global Land-Grant Mission

Discover Virginia Tech research and experts across disciplines

Virginia Tech Experts is a searchable profile system providing a public facing view of researchers, scholars, educators at Virginia Tech, along with their publications, research interests, teaching, and additional activities. You can search profiles by keyword or leave the search box blank and select 'Search' to browse profiles, and to see filtering options. For example, you can filter profiles by Unit / Department, by Availability to engage in activities such as: mentor graduate students, provide expert commentary, collaborate on research, speak on a panel, and more. You can also filter profiles by subject tags.

Virginia Tech Experts supports identifying potential collaborators and discovery of research, scholarship, creative works, and areas of specialization and expertise across disciplines. 

Would you like a profile? Find out how to create your profile and make it visible to others!

Questions? Would you like a demo, Q&A, or training for your group? Contact: researchservices@vt.edu 

Access Virginia Tech Experts

During its current roll out status, Virginia Tech Experts profiles are only accessible to users with an IP in the Virginia Tech IP range.

Access Virginia Tech Experts in 1 of 2 ways:

  • Go to experts.vt.edu while connected to the Virginia Tech network at a Virginia Tech location

Or

Communication Strategy

The Implementation Team has begun a communication strategy including the following in Spring and Summer 2021: 

  1. increase awareness of Virginia Tech Experts profiles including where the information comes from and how to update their profile and make it visible.
  2. encourage Virginia Tech employees and graduate students to visit their profiles and check their information
  3. clearly show directions for updating/hiding information when desired so that it is not shown in Virginia Tech Experts
  4. communicate the begin and end of the Virginia Tech Network Only visibility phase, and clearly communicate the start of the public visibility phase in mid-Fall 2021
  5. provide options to offer feedback on the system and report problems

Virginia Tech Experts Phased Rollout Plan

Alt text Virginia Tech VT Experts rollout timeline  Image shows 3 boxes in a horizontal row with arrows point from box 1 to box 2 and from box 2 to box 3. Box 1 text: Internal Access   	•	Via VT network or via VPN
 	•	Now through Summer 2021
 	•	Feedback & Adjustments  to system settings
 	•	Training, initial data curation support
 ; Box 2 text: Public Access  	•	Fall 2021 -  Spring 2022
 	•	Broader communication
 	•	Feedback & Adjustments
 	•	Support & Workshops
 	•	Showcase event
 ; Box 3 text: Ongoing:   	•	Summer 2022 and going forward
 	•	Events and showcases
 	•	Training
 	•	Feature Improvements = As possible in cooperation with providing company - Based on feedback