Introducing the Upgraded MRI Website and Expert Database
MRI News
article written by MRI
27.05.24 | 02:05

As part of our mission to empower our community in making connections for our changing mountains, the MRI is proud to unveil our revamped digital ecosystem, featuring an enhanced website and Expert Database. These platforms stand as pillars of connectivity within the mountain research community, offering streamlined access to resources, experts, and opportunities for collaboration.

Website Refresh

Our website has undergone a transformative upgrade, designed to provide users with an enhanced experience from the moment they land on the homepage. With a smooth interface and intuitive navigation, accessing resources and staying updated on the latest developments in mountain research has never been easier. Website visitors can expect:

  • Simplified Navigation: Explore our website effortlessly with a streamlined navigation system, making finding the information you need easy.
  • Rich Content: Explore a wealth of resources, including the latest news, events, publications, and opportunities in mountain research.
  • Engagement Opportunities: Participate in events, open calls, working groups, and more to connect with our international mountain research community.

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MRI Expert Database Enhancements

Since the early 2000s, the MRI Expert Database has served as a valuable tool for connection and collaboration within the mountain research community. It encompasses thousands of profiles of individuals engaged in mountain research, management, governmental and non-governmental institutions, as well as the private sector.

Building on our strong foundation, the MRI Coordination Office has upgraded systems and made enhancements to the MRI Expert Database. It offers a new interface, a backend upgrade, improved features, and adheres to all necessary data privacy standards.

The MRI Expert Database now features:

  • Improved User Experience: Enjoy a smoother interface, simplified navigation, and easier updates/personalization options.
  • Enhanced Search: Find what you need more easily with expanded search options and flexible parameters.
  • Member Map Integration: Explore the integrated member map to connect with other experts in your area or area of work.
  • ORCID Integration: Seamlessly connect your ORCID profile, save time and ensure accurate information in the database.
  • Backend Upgrade: Behind the scenes, we’ve implemented a significant upgrade to our backend system, including the latest version of the database, ensuring enhanced performance and reliability.

Join the MRI Expert Database or Update Your Profile

Would you like to further engage with the global mountain research community? Here are five simple steps to get you started:

  1. Log In to the MRI Expert Database: Click here to access the database and sign up. If you already have a profile, use your email address or username to log in.
  2. Connect to ORCID: If applicable, integrate your ORCID profile here to save time and maintain accurate information in the database. 
  3. Make Your Profile “Public”: Expand your network and collaboration opportunities by making your profile visible and searchable to others in the community. We strongly encourage you to click here to make your profile public. 
  4. Fill in or Update Your Profile: Ensure your information is accurate and up to date. 
  5. Start Connecting: Get involved and make connections within the mountain research community! 

Share Your Feedback

We are committed to continuous improvement, and your feedback is essential to us. Please take a moment to share your thoughts, suggestions, or report any bugs or issues you encounter with our upgraded platforms:

The MRI Coordination Office would like to thank the teams at Artd Webdesign and Sinnwerkstatt as well as colleagues at the University of Bern’s Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) for their support in developing these valuable tools. We look forward to welcoming you to our upgraded website and MRI Expert Database experiences and hope that you will find its improvements useful as you continue to make connections for our changing mountains.