Collexis Holdings, Inc., a developer of semantic technology and knowledge discovery software, announced that they have reached an agreement with the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University to link their research faculty utilizing data from Elsevier's Scopus database and the RAMSeS software environment developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Phase I of the project will include creating research profiles for over 5,000 faculty researchers from both institutions and Phase II of this project will add the remaining 15 North Carolina institutions and their 10,000 faculty researchers. Once implemented it will be the largest statewide research community of its kind. The web community created will have fully populated information on publications grant data and citations from over 15,000 researchers across all research disciplines.
The North Carolina community project just kicked off in February of this year, and the project is expected to complete the first major milestone in mid-summer for the Beta release to the North Carolina faculty.