What is Works?

sample of works login for facultyWorks is an online faculty activity reporting system designed to make it easier for faculty to maintain and complete an accurate record of ongoing activities and accomplishments (teaching, research, service, awards, public and international engagement) that can be used to produce faculty activity reports as well as bio-sketches, accreditation reports, web site bios, and standardized University promotion and tenure CVs.

Works is a web-based system that runs on Digital Measures’ Activity Insight platform. Works represents the University’s customized implementation of this system.

    How does Works benefit users?

    Works allows users to enter activity information once and use it for multiple purposes. For example, a user would enter a conference presentation only once and that information can be included in different types of reports such as a CV, annual activity report, accreditation report, bio sketch, or department web site bio. Users can enter information throughout the year and decide what information they wish to share.

    To reduce the amount of manual entry, much of the information in Works will be pulled from central databases. For example, official data about advising and scheduled teaching will be entered into Works automatically. Faculty will also be able to import their publications from other databases, including:

    • Experts@Minnesota
    • Google Scholar
    • PubMed
    • Other Citation Managers

    Watch the video below to learn more about Works, run by Digital Measures' Activity Insight

    • Annual Activity Report - Standard: Control Printing of Imported Records

      On the bottom of the screen for imported records, there is a checkbox for "Do you want this record printed to reports?". Now, if this box is unchecked, the record will not print to your Annual Activity Report - Standard. This allows you to control which imported records appear on your report. Review your records on the Scheduled Teaching (Imported data), Academic and Committee Advising, and Grants, Sponsored Research, and Contracts (Imported data) screens and make the necessary updates today!

    • New Screen: Post Doc, Resident, and Trainee Supervision/Mentorship

      This new screen allows faculty members to easily track and report on supervision/mentorship activities that fall outside the categories of scheduled advising and peer mentorship. Use this screen to capture post docs, residents, and trainees with which you work and research. The new screen can be found in the Teaching/Advising section of Works.

    • Run Reports vs. Rapid Reports

      Your Rapid Reports function allows you to quickly and easily produce most common reports (Annual Activity Reports and CVs), however, it is a limited tool. You will need to go through Run Reports in order to generate reports in different formats (such as Excel) or makes specific customizations. Please note: You can only run your NSF Collaborators Report in the Run Reports utility as this report produces an Excel file.

    • Now Available: Web of Science Publication Database Integration

      Now, in addition to Scopus, Crossref, and PubMed, faculty members can import publications directly from Web of Science. For details on the integration and instructions on how to import from citation managers and database, click here!

    • Now Available: Customizable CV Reporting

      A new reporting feature allows faculty members to create their own CVs. Formatting and record entry can be customized to ensure each CV meets the unique needs of the faculty. To explore how to create and save your own customized CVs today, start here!

    • Now Available: Scopus Publication Database Integration

      Faculty members can now import publications directly from Scopus. For details on the integration and importing from other citation managers and databases, click here!

    • ORCID: Manage Your Identity

      An ORCID identifier, or ORCID iD, is a persistent digital identifier for individual researchers. Utilizing your ORCID iD in connection with your publications, grants, and other works helps to distinguish you from other researchers with similar names. Sign up today!

    • New Report: NSF Collaborators

      As of April 2017, NSF announced new requirements for submission of Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) information. Works provides a new NSF Collaborators Report pre-formatted to meet the new requirements, and it is available to all faculty. Find out more!


    The Works team is happy to answer your questions and help you navigate your Works account.

    Email us directly at: worksadm@umn.edu

    Thank you!