New Portal Brings HKS Research to the World

February 27, 2013
by Jody Blackwell, Research Administration Office

Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has launched the new Faculty Research Connection (FRC) website, which is replacing its predecessor, the Research Report Online, as the school’s central online resource for faculty publications and the Faculty Research Working Paper Series, but now featuring greatly expanded search/browse options.

Publications on the FRC are now classified using the new HKS-wide standard taxonomy classification system, and can now be browsed in five different ways: By faculty name, publication type, HKS Policy Domain, HKS Academic Area, or Geographic Area.

Visitors will have an expanded range of topical choices from 34 Policy Domains and more than 100 Issues & Topics, including categories such as Innovation, Financial Regulation, Inequality, Climate Change, and Health Care Reform, as well as 250 Geographic Regions, Countries and Territories.

In addition to these browse options, the FRC now also offers Google Mini key-word search for abstracts and titles on all FRC and Faculty Working Papers pages.

The Browse features are user-friendly and include simple instructions for how to get started. Depending on which research Policy Domain a user selects, additional Issues and Topics are auto-triggered to help users refine their search. The site will provide visitors easy navigating, browsing, and access to the research they are most interested in.

Visitors can access publication abstracts, publisher links, and a growing collection of full-text pdfs (where permissible by copyright and/or the Harvard open access policy), including all papers in the Faculty Research Working Paper repository.

The FRC will continue to serve as a tremendous resource for researchers and students within and outside of the HKS and Harvard communities, as well as for prospective students, media, alumni, policymakers, funders, and anyone with an interest in public policy and the research being done at the Kennedy School.

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Faculty research connection home page

The homepage for the Faculty Research Connection

Publications on the FRC are now classified using the new HKS-wide standard taxonomy classification system, and can now be browsed in five different ways.