This is a website we created to help prospective graduate students/postdoctoral fellow to quality control (QC) and search for the most suitable science/engineer mentors for their advanced degree and career development. This database will also facilitate scientific field employers to screen for the best candidates for their position based on the reviews/ratings created by their students and co-workers.
It's free to create an account for yourself (or to claim an existing account) and create review/rating for any experts/scientists. It is also free to search for any expert/scientist and see their overall scores in each individual category, which is calculated based on our proprietary matrix. However if you wish to read the details of the rating/review, you will need upgrade your membership. You can either get the promotional free upgrade, pay for a upgraded membership or pay each time when you want to read about one expert/scientist (pay per report). To get the promotional free upgrade, you need to fulfll at least ONE requirements:
After fulfilling requirements 1 and/or 2, send us the name of the new member you invited or the scientists you reviewed.
You can also choose to pay to upgrade the membership. Since our main objective is to help prospective graduate student and postdoc to search for a suitable mentor, we have special price for this group of users ($39.50 per year). For users who are in moderate-advanced stage in their career, the price of the annual membership is $95.
Other than just a text box for you to write, we created a questionaire that contains most of the questions that should interest the prospective postgraduate students/postdocs when they are searching for a mentor. We understand that the options may not accurately describe the quality of the expert, therefore we provide a text box for you to leave additional comments. We also welcome any improvement on the questionaire by leaving us feedback or contacting us directly through firstname.lastname@example.org
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It is common to realise that the scientist/expert you are searching is not yet availabe in our database. In that case, you will need to create one for this particular expert. We also expect that you know the basic details of this expert before you decide to create a profile/rating for this expert: full name, keywords for his/her expertise, primary affiliation, location. Once the profile is created, the expert profile will become searchable, you and others can now create the review on the expert. You can find the details to create a new profile for a scientist here.
Yes, you can do so by checking the "Anonymous" checkbox at the end of the questionaire. You can choose to be anonymous even after the rating is submitted: just go to profile --> rating --> click on the name of the expert you reviewed, scroll down to the end of the questionaire and check the "Anonymous" checkbox, and hit "Submit" again.
The range of scores for each category is from 1 to 10; respectively, 10 represents the best score and 1 indicates the worst score in the category. When you see "0" in the particular category, that actually means the reviewer who created the review/rating chose "Not applicable/I don't know" option in all the questions in the specific category. Our algorithm will automatically omit the option with the score of “0”, therefore, it will not alter the score in the particular category, and hence, the overall score. When there are multiple questions under the same category, the system will give the average the scores of each question in the category.
If you have any feedback, please feel free to include your suggestion and feedback in the textbox. Thank you very much!
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