PIIRUS in Numbers (2)

Infographic Jan-Mar 2014 - final

PIIRUS took off to a great start in 2014.

To start with, we recorded an 18% increase in PIIRUS users in the first quarter of the year 2014. Hooray!

The most popular terms searched for were:

  • FTIR
  • Cinema
  • Cyber Security
  • Marketing
  • Gender

These “popular terms” reflect the wide array of researchers on this platform: from the arts and humanities, social sciences to the pure sciences, all visiting PIIRUS to build their networks and find potential collaborators – that’s good news.

Researchers across Piirus use 3876 different keywords to describe their research and methodologies. The top 5 were:

  • Qualitative research
  • Interviews
  • Quantitative research
  • Textual analysis
  • Education

A pinch more than half of PIIRUS users updated their profiles from January to March 2014, and users viewed about 5 profiles on the average.

It is indeed worthy of note also that 1 in every 3 users made a new connection – drumroll!

However, one thing that will soon be changing is Country Visits. 63% of our visits came from the United Kingdom, and the rest from around the world. For a more rewarding PIIRUS research experience, we want to encourage research collaboration and interaction from within and outside the UK. That’s why we’re going global in May.

What can you do? Invite your researcher friends from across the world to join PIIRUS in May.

PIIRUS did take off on a great foot in 2014, and we look forward to more great stories at the end of this quarter.

Thank you for visiting PIIRUS.

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