University of Kentucky Research

KNODE Portal Connects UK Researchers with Potential Collaborators

What is KNODE?

KNODE is a cloud-based tool that provides a comprehensive view of biomedical experts and their scientific content (publications, patents, grants, clinical trials). KNODE’s platform automatically aggregates scientific content from publically available databases (PubMed, USPTO, NIH RePORTER, into individual researcher expertise profiles.

Why has UK partnered with KNODE?

UK has partnered with KNODE Inc. to provide acces to expertise profiles automatically generated by KNODE’s advanced semantic mining and data processing algorithms. KNODE has created a UK-specific “portal of researchers” connecting you with the most relevant experts inside UK, as well as the complete database of millions of researchers worldwide.

What are some applications of the KNODE platform?

  • Collaboration:
    Kick off a collaboration by quickly identifying key internal and external experts and related scientific content.
  • Grant Proposal Review:
    Identify internal and/or external subject matter experts for review and critique of grant proposals prior to submission.
  • Interdisciplinary Team Formation:
    Identify relevant experts from across disparate disciplines for a new project.
  • Decision-making:
    Access the most up-to-date information before developing a critical assay or executing an experiment.
  • Stay Up-to-Date:
    Stay abreast of what your colleagues are working on at the click of a button.


Can I edit content on my personal KNODE profile?

Yes. Upon activation of your free account, you will be able to claim your profile and edit your respective scientific content, auto-generated by the KNODE platform. When you first sign into the system please review and claim your profile using the “Claim this profile” tab. Any discrepancies with your profile can be reported to KNODE using the “Report an Issue” tab or emailing Additional functionality, including adding missing content or linking to other data sources will be available in the coming months.

Can I edit my expertise “tag cloud” in my profile?

Your tag cloud is derived by algorithms that examine your entire list of publications, patents and other scientific content. Claiming and editing your profile isn’t necessary, but ensures the highest level of accuracy for this process. To suggest additional keyword topics or phrases, enter them in the “Professional Interests” field in your profile. In the future, KNODE will start to take those into consideration as part of their automated process.

What do I do if I want to be included in the UK KNODE portal?

If you find that your scientific profile is not in the portal and would like to be included, please send a request for inclusion to Taunya Phillips Walker (, Associate VP of Research Commercialization.

What if I do not want my scientific content/profile included in the UK KNODE portal?

If you do not want to be included in the UK KNODE portal, opt-out is easy. Simply send a request for removal to Taunya Phillips Walker ( and we will quickly have you removed from the portal. Please note that your profile will remain in the greater KNODE expertise platform as profiles are aggregated from publically available databases.

How often is the profile information in the system updated?

KNODE automatically generates and continuously updates expert profiles, eliminating the requirement for manual editing.

I’ve got some suggestions and other feedback for the KNODE expertise platform. Who should I contact?

Suggestions and feedback can be sent to Taunya Phillips Walker or to KNODE directly at Please note that if you give feedback/suggestions about the software or portal to KNODE, you give to KNODE, without charge, the right to use, share and commercialize your feedback in any way and for any purpose.

Who should I contact for further information about KNODE?

Questions and comments on the UK KNODE portal can be sent to Taunya Phillips Walker. Questions and comments on the greater KNODE platform should be directed to David Tharp, Head of Business Development at KNODE.

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