Interfolio and Academic Data

The Future of Scholarly Data Worldwide

Today, there are ever-expanding ways to connect information about academic work, funding, and impact. Interfolio is a leader in connecting high-profile data reporting with the full picture of a scholar’s journey. 

Building everything with a “faculty first” mentality, Interfolio addresses simultaneously the needs of individual scholars and those of institutions and organizations.

Data and the Scholar

Interfolio intentionally treats the individual scholars who conduct academic work as the original source of truth about that work. 

Whether in the context of research impact tracking, the full picture of the faculty lifecycle, or the academic job market, Interfolio understands that for reliable data, you have to engage the scholar where they are.

Faculty Information System

Data and the Institution

Interfolio recognizes that while it is scholars who create and disseminate knowledge, it is successfully-run institutions and organizations that make that work possible.

Interfolio’s approach at once benefits both the scholar and their organization.

Data and the Global Academic Community

Interfolio is a leader of the scholar-centric technology movement worldwide.

  • We engage with millions of data records drawn from tens of thousands of distinct sources to catalogue the valuable scholarship taking place.
  • We facilitate a full picture of faculty development through the acclaimed Faculty Information System
  • We enable the full impact of faculty to be showcased in easy-to-implement web profiles to demonstrate global reach of faculty work.
  • And for over twenty years, we’ve served well over a million scholars through the widely adopted Dossier service for individual academics on the job market.

Partner Faculty Data Systems

Our goal is to make it possible to pull in data from virtually any existing source of academic information. In addition to widely relied-upon data sources like your campus ERP or SIS, or legacy data from any existing systems, we collaborate with a number of partners to provide a thorough picture of your faculty’s data. Here is a list of our existing data partners.

Currently Available for Integration

PubMed *+

PubMed comprises more than 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Open Alex


ORCID is a global nonprofit organization that provides a persistent digital identifier for individual researchers, owned and controlled by that person, that clearly distinguishes scholars from one another.

Web of Science +

The Web of Science Core Collection is the largest academic citation database available, with over 1 billion cited reference connections indexed from high quality peer reviewed journals, books and proceedings.

Canadian Common CV +

The Canadian Common CV (CCV) allows researchers to enter CV data once and export it for submission to CCV Network member organizations.

Scopus ⟐

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

* Current integration available in Faculty Activity Reporting via Data Service

+ Current integration available directly in Faculty Activity Reporting

⟐ Current integration available in Faculty Activity Reporting via Data Service for institutions with an existing Scopus license

Additional Data Partners

Dimensions ⟐

Dimensions by Digital Science is a linked research information database containing more than 150 million publications, datasets, grants, patents, clinical trials, citations, and metrics.

WorldCat ⟐

OCLC WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections. Unparalleled in scale and data quality, WorldCat makes library collections findable and accessible around the world.

Blue *

Used by hundreds of academic institutions around the world, Blue is the student experience management platform that brings feedback to the heart of the story. Blue reduces the time needed to prepare, send, analyze, and produce reports on evaluations.

Process Pathways *

Process Pathways’ ROMEO Research Enterprise platform offers a content-rich, web-enabled digital solution for research information management.

* Batch data imports currently supported

⟐ Official partnership established, integration scope/timing TBD

Partners for System Operation + Security

In addition to leveraging data from external academic databases, Interfolio sustains a high-quality experience for users and client institutions by drawing upon today’s best practices around authentication and security.


Interfolio is a member of the InCommon Federation for the purpose of supporting the authentication needs (single sign-on) of our fellow InCommon client institutions.


Interfolio is a member of Canadian Access Federation, managed by CANARIE, for the purpose of supporting the authentication needs (single sign-on) of our Canadian client institutions.

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