ResearchwithNJ.com is a free online portal that showcases New Jersey’s experts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including their professional backgrounds, publications, and achievements. The portal is structured to encourage collaboration between entrepreneurs, businesses, and New Jersey’s academic research institutions. The comprehensive database covers scientific research from five prominent New Jersey universities with plans to expand to additional New Jersey institutions. The portal can be accessed at www.ResearchwithNJ.com.
Research with NJ offers more than 280,000 pieces of research output that commercial enterprises, ranging from startups to global corporations, can use to fuel their growth. Topics range across a broad spectrum of disciplines, such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, psychology, sociology, and others. The newly expanded Research with NJ portal has search capabilities for specific subject matters that align with New Jersey’s strategic industry sectors through the site’s “strategic pillar” tabs.
Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of Research with NJ in the summer of 2018 at the same time he announced the re establishment of the Commission on Science, Innovation, and Technology (CSIT). Research with NJ was originally developed as a collaborative effort by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) to forge stronger connections between New Jersey’s research universities and the industry; and was transitioned to CSIT and OSHE in 2022 due to the Commission’s close ties to both the startup and academic communities. The alignment of businesses and academic institutions will help to grow New Jersey’s economy by creating opportunities for the state’s institutions of higher education to compete on the national and global levels.
Plans are underway to expand the number of New Jersey institutions engaging with the site and enhance outreach to emerging companies and academic professionals strengthening connections between New Jersey’s research universities and industry.
Research with NJ highlights Garden State’s leading research experts and facilities, enhancing the visibility of research output. It also increases opportunities for users to create partnerships and build innovative new businesses and products based on the latest scientific and technological breakthroughs.
Businesses can gain access to relevant areas of expertise, facilitating the transfer of technology to the marketplace. This includes information on subject matter experts, facilities, publications, intellectual property, news, and events. Research with NJ serves as a conduit to innovation, facilitating the commercialization of novel ideas and products and attracting more funding to ensure pioneering research can continue at New Jersey’s world-class institutions.
To date, the Research with NJ platform has sourced nearly 280,000 outputs from all participating universities, incorporating more than 5,000 individual profiles, more than 150 core facilities, and grants/ projects topping 6,400. The portal strengthens the state’s ability to promote the high quality and volume of research produced by our researchers to a global audience. Since its inception, visitors from 220 countries have accessed the site to help identify collaboration and partnership opportunities.
Elsevier, a global information and analytics company, created the Research with NJ database combining its state-of-the-art technology and vast repository of research data. Research with NJ is the result of the integration of existing databases at the university level through Elsevier’s Pure software platform.
Research with NJ was developed under the leadership of an advisory board consisting of the participating research universities and industry representatives from the NJEDA, OSHE, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, Choose New Jersey, BioNJ, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, the Research and Development Council of New Jersey, and TechUnited. The advisory board provides oversight and recommendations to ensure the portal’s sustainability and success.