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  • Are you an Expert?

    VIDWAN ID a Unique ID for Indian Expert

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  • 17052+ Experts

    Interconnected in the National Researcher's Network from leading academic and R&D organisation in India and Abroad.

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  • 1822+ Organisation

    Joined in the National Researcher's Network including IITs, CSIR, DRDO, Central and State Universities

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  • Who Can Join

    An expert having a Post-Graduate / Doctorate degree
    in their respective subject with 15 years of professional experience.

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  • Who Can Join

    Associate Professor / Professor / Senior Scientist or equivalent positions in teaching and research

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  • Who Can Join

    National / International awardees and citation laureates

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  • Why VIDWAN

    Discover potential collaborator for research proposal review and interdisciplinary research project

    Showcase credentials, expertise, skills, and professional achievements of faculty, scientist and organisation to the peer group

    Connect within focus areas and geographic expertise

    Integrate with external academic identity and other sources to generate biosketches or CV or for research reporting purposes.


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About Vidwan

Expert Database and National Researcher Network

VIDWAN is the premier database of profiles of scientists / researchers and other faculty members working at leading academic institutions and other R & D organisation involved in teaching and research in India. It provides important information about expert's background, contact address, experience, scholarly publications, skills and accomplishments, researcher identity, etc. The database developed and maintained by Information and Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET) with financial support from the National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT). The database would be instrumental in selection of panels of experts for various committees, taskforce, established by the Ministries / Govt. establishments for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Our Objectives

Quickly and conveniently provide information about expert to peers, prospective collaborators, funding agencies policy makers and research scholar in the countr

Identify peer reviewers for articles and research proposal

Discover prospective collaborators for on-going research projects

Establish communication directly with the experts who possess the expertise needed by users

To create information exchanges and networking opportunities among scientists

Who Can Join?
Post-Graduate / Doctorate Degree In Their Respective Subject With 15 Years Of Professional Experience
National / International Awardee And Citation Laureates
Associate Professor / Professor / Senior Scientist Or Equivalent Positions In Teaching & Research
Why Vidwan ?

Expert and Research Scholar

Find potential scholars with similar expertise.

Showcase your expertise to the research community, funding agencies, policy makers, etc.

Linking to the other databases and external resources.

Profile enriched via automatic update also integrate with ORCID, Researcher ID, Google Scholar ID, etc.

Institutions / Organisation

Find experts in a given research area / geographic area.

Improve faculty collaboration across organisations in India and abroad.

Identify institutional strength in a given subject area.

Visualizations of co-author network, map of science network.

Policy Makers and Funding Agencies

Identify experts for committees, expert panels and project proposals.

Identify funding opportunities and associated experts.

Identify areas of intensive research activities.

Visualise research activities within an organisation.