How do I edit my profile?
To edit your profile, click the Edit My Profile link on the sidebar. You might be
prompted to login. The Edit Menu page lists all the types of content that can be
included on your profile. They are grouped into categories and listed in the same
order as they appear when viewing your profile. Click any content type to view/edit
the items or change the privacy settings. Some types of content are imported automatically
from other systems, and you cannot edit them through Profiles. They appear with
a "locked" icon and contain more information when you click them. An example of
this is data that comes from your Human Resources record, such as affiliation, title,
mailing address, and email address.
To view your profile as others see it, click the View My Profile link on the sidebar.
Why are there missing or incorrect publications in my profile?
Publications are added both automatically from PubMed and manually by faculty themselves.
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to match articles in PubMed to the profiles
on this website. The algorithm used to find articles from PubMed attempts to minimize
the number of publications incorrectly added to a profile; however, this method
results in some missing publications. Faculty with common names or whose articles
were written at other institutions are most likely to have incomplete publication
lists. We encourage all faculty to login to the website and add any missing publications
or remove incorrect ones.
Can I edit my concepts, co-authors, or list of similar people?
These are derived automatically from the PubMed articles listed with your profile.
You cannot edit these directly, but you can improve these lists by keeping your
publications up to date. Please note that it takes up to 24 hours for the system
to update your concepts, co-authors, and similar people after you have modified
your publications. Concept rankings and similar people lists are based on algorithms
that weigh multiple factors, such as how many publications you have in a subject
area compared to the total number of faculty who have published in that area. Your
feedback is essential to helping us refine these algorithms. A future version of
this website will allow users to add custom concepts to their profiles, but these
will be separate from the automatically derived terms.
Who created Profiles Research Networking Software?
This service is made possible by the Profiles Research Networking Software developed
under the supervision of Griffin M Weber, MD, PhD, with support from Grant Number
1 UL1 RR025758-01 to Harvard Catalyst: The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science
Center from the National Center for Research Resources and support from Harvard
University and its affiliated academic healthcare centers.