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How to Include RPS data on your webpages

This page provides information for webmasters and individuals who wish to display lists of publications drawn from RPS in a departmental or personal web page.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff
  • IT Administrators
  • SLMS staff
  • Researchers

Before you start...

You will need to know the UPI of each RPS user whose data you would like to embed.

Instructions

Please Note: The URLs given below will only work from within the UCL network domain. Data for display in webpages is refreshed from RPS on a six hourly basis. 

URL format for Publications Lists:

Publications lists are created by using specially formatted web addresses (URLs). You can choose to have embed lists for the following:

  • A Single Person
  • Several People
  • A whole department

Personal Lists:

The syntax for a single person's list from RPS is:

https://research-reports.ucl.ac.uk/RPSDATA.SVC/pubs/upi

where the upi is the UCL Person Identifier which can be found on your staff identity card.

Several People

The syntax for several people list is:

https://research-reports.ucl.ac.uk/RPSDATA.SVC/pubs/upi,upi

where the upi is the UCL Person Identifier which can be found on your staff identity card.

Note: Publications will appear twice in the search results where two of the people searched for are authors.

Department Lists:

https://research-reports.ucl.ac.uk/RPSDATA.SVC/pubs/Null?&deptcode=dept

where dept is the department code.  You can find your department code from here:-

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/adminsys/upi/orgs/hierarchy.html

Note: RPS allocates staff to departments based on HR data and can only store one department affiliation per person. This means that staff with multiple affiliations or who are only informally attached to the department may not appear.

Additional sort options for author lists

Publications from an individual author, sorted by year:

https://research-reports.ucl.ac.uk/RPSDATA.SVC/pubs/upi?orderby=year

Where the upi is the UCL Person Identifier which can be found on your staff identity card.

Publications from an individual author, sorted by publication type:

https://research-reports.ucl.ac.uk/RPSDATA.SVC/pubs/upi?orderby=type

Where the upi is the UCL Person Identifier which can be found on your staff identity card.
Department publications ordered by publication type:

https://research-reports.ucl.ac.uk/RPSDATA.SVC/pubs/Null?orderby=type&deptcode=dept

Where dept is the department code.  You can find the department code from here:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/adminsys/upi/orgs/hierarchy.html

Embedding RPS data in a webpage

To embed RPS data in a website using UCL's Drupal content management system, see the guide on embedding third party content.

To embed one page within another with HTML you should use the <iframe> tag; e.g.:

<iframe src="http://research-reports.ucl.ac.uk/RPSDATA.SVC/pubs/upi"></iframe>

If you would like to select individual elements from within the page such as the publications list or number of publications, you may be able to use the javascript library jQuery to load a specific element (see the jQuery load function).

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