This article is for faculty members. If you are an administrator or student, please see our Resources for Administrators or Resources for Students section.

ForagerOne is a platform that builds your educational institution's research ecosystem, with a wide range of capabilities that connects students with faculty for integrative learning opportunities, enables faculty members to grow their research teams, and equips administrators with data-based actionable insights. 

Within this article, you will find a list of helpful resources to explore the functionality of ForagerOne.


Customizing your profile

After signing up on ForagerOne, you may either claim your auto-created profile or need to create a fresh profile. If you fall under the former, you may notice that your profile has been automatically populated with information collected from your educational institution’s website. If you find that any information has been incorrectly uploaded or can be updated, all sections within your profile can be updated by selecting “Edit Section”. 

If you fall under the latter category, you will need to create a new profile when you log in or sign up for the first time, where you will be able to input the following information: 

  • First and Last Name
  • Title
  • Degree
  • Office Room
  • Website
  • Department
  • Skills
  • About
  • Research Keywords
  • Research Description
  • Publications
  • Awards

While only the first two fields are mandatory, it is extremely helpful to your peers and students to fill out all of the fields. To best grow your research team and connect with others, it is important to provide as much information about yourself and your work so people with the relevant skills and interests will reach out to you to engage with your work. 

If you are looking to engage students in your work, make sure they know that you are actively recruiting by selecting the toggle under Profile > Accepting Students. Please note that the toggle cannot be de-selected once you have posted an active project. Selecting this toggle will indicate on your profile as well as on the Search > Faculty page that you are open to accepting students.  

Note If you have the recruiting toggle set to off or have de-selected it, students will not be able to contact you through the system.

To indicate to other faculty or staff that you are looking for someone to join them on a collaborative project, you can select the toggle under Profile > Actively Seeking Collaborators. You must have at least one posted project in order to enable this option.

If you are looking for other experiences such as consulting for external companies, please activate the toggle under “Interested in Consulting Part-Time for Companies?” You will need to have uploaded and selected a resume in order to successfully select this toggle. 

To upload a file, locate the section “Supplemental Files” within your profile, and select “Add File” in the bottom right corner of the section. Please keep in mind that people will see the name of the file so please name it with that in mind. Once you have selected a PDF file and uploaded it, you can preview the file by selecting the file name. If you have uploaded the wrong file or would like to change the file name, please remove the file by selecting “Remove File”. Any uploaded files are kept private by default, but if you would like to have them open to public view, you can select the toggle next to "Supplemental Files". 

Once you have selected a resume and the toggle, ForagerOne will reach out to you if we find any opportunities that seem like a good fit based on your profile information and resume. Within this section, you will be able to select the relevant resume as well as include fields or areas of work that you are interested in to better help curate a list of relevant opportunities.

How to engage meaningfully on ForagerOne

After setting up your account and selecting the appropriate toggles, you can begin exploring the different features available on Foragerone. Here are some ways to engage effectively on ForagerOne to ensure that you have the opportunity to grow your research team and find collaborators.