Check out the freshly updated FinCEAL Infobank, including its New Expert Database!

March 1, 2019

The FinCEAL Infobank has launched a key new function to improve its service to the research community in Finland and partners abroad. The Infobank now features a dedicated expert database, in addition to the original project database.

The new expert database function brings together Finland-based researchers and experts working on an array of research projects involving the Africa, Asia, and Latin American and the Caribbean regions.With this new service, all Infobank users can now identify potential cooperation partners and engage in knowledge exchange and other communication activities with peers directly and quicker. The Infobank is an important tool for FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES, UniPID, and other institutions to find experts for exciting opportunities. Register yourself today!

Find out more about the exciting updates below and how to register yourself as an expert!

  • Add a new researcher account to the expert database

If you are a researcher based in a Finnish Institution, working on projects in/on Africa Asia and LAC, you can now register an expert account in the Infobank expert database using the "register" tool on the website, http://www.unipid.fi/infobank/register/. FinCEAL Infobank databases are used as a key resource by Finnish ministries, embassies and a wide network of researchers based in Finnish HEIs and research institutions to identify potential cooperation partners.

  • Update a researcher account in the expert database

Currently, there are over 150 expert accounts in the Infobank expert database belonging to researchers with registered projects in the FinCEAL Infobank project database. All expert accounts are electronically generated, and you can claim ownership of your account using the Infobank’s “password reminder” tool http://www.unipid.fi/infobank/passwordreminder/. Enter your email address in the password reminder form. You will receive an email with a link for creating a password for your account. Log in into your account to view and revise your profile details accordingly.

The expert database function allows only registered users to edit existing projects affiliated to their accounts, thus, you can add all the projects that you have participated in to your profile. As a result, all researchers with accounts in the expert database can enjoy greater visibility when they update their expert profile will all their project-related activities.

  • FinCEAL Infobank in a nutshell

The FinCEAL Infobank is a multidisciplinary expert and project database of researchers, research and capacity building projects carried out on/in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Its goal is to facilitate cooperation between researchers focusing on these regions in Finland and Finnish ministries and embassies. The database provides a targeted ideal networking and collaboration platform for researchers and boasts of over 230 registered projects. To extract maximum benefit from the database, register as a user and add projects to the database at your convenience.

  • Data Privacy Notice

The FinCEAL Infobank follows the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines. FinCEAL Infobank personal data is stored and processed according to the FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES privacy notice. If you agree to the processing and storage of your personal data in accordance with the above privacy notice you do not have to do anything. In the case you no longer want your expert information to be stored on the FinCEAL Infobank database please send an email to: . Contact us at with feedback concerning the Infobank.

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