About OFIS

What is OFIS?

OFIS is a faculty-member database that gathers information from several institutional sources so faculty members can more easily generate academic reports that use this data. In order to make full use of OFIS, faculty members need to add information about their activities not contained in other institutional databases.

OFIS Data Sources:

  • Human Resources (basic appointment data)
  • Office of Graduate Studies (record of graduate student supervision)
  • Office of Research (record of funding applications and decisions)
  • Quest (record of teaching activities)
  • Faculty members themselves (contributions, bio, affiliations, etc.)
  • Google Scholar (contributions from the web)
  • Microsoft Academic Search (contributions from the web)
  • The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography Search (contributions from the web)
  • Compendex (contributions from the web)

You can edit or delete data that you add yourself and, that comes from other sources.

Whats New?

  • UW wcms Departmental Web Profiles: by adding just a few items about yourself, your research interests and publications, OFIS generates a wcms department web profile for you (November 2016)
  • The Canadian Common CV (CCCV): OFIS in combination with My3CV can help populate data for the CCCV export file (August 2016)
  • The Canadian Common CV: OFIS can export its data as a CCCV export file (July 2014)
  • OFIS v1.7 now supports multilingual, customizable preferences such as language, dynamic theme, record pagination etc. Overall, OFIS is much faster compared to previous releases (August 2012)
  • Streamlined Contribution Input: You can now cut and paste your publications as a single bibliographic entry as an alternative to entering bibliographic components separately. (November, 2009)
  • Affiliations: We have added a separate section where you can input your research group and professional affiliations and memberships (November, 2009)

What's coming?

We're working on a facility to convert BIBTEX references to a form suitable for uploading into OFIS contributions.

What features would you like added or changed?

Send your comments to ofiscontact@engmail.uwaterloo.ca