Your public profile on the main LBL profile site is provided by a piece of software called VIVO. VIVO, in turns, pulls all its data from our publications management system. Therefore, to affect most changes on your public profile, you first make the change in the Publications Management System. Within a day, any such changes should be reflected in your profile.
Elaborating your Profile in the Publications Management
As a matter of policy, the Lab only requires that you maintain your publications in the publications management system. However, if you only claim and upload publications, your resulting public profile will be rather sparse. We strongly recommend you consider adding the following information to your profile:
- A headshot photograph
- A research statement
- Your educational information
- Previous work experience and other affiliations
- Awards Received
- Events and presentations in which you have participated (conferences, etc)
Changing basic user profile information
First, if you choose Menu => My Account => Profile => Edit Profile (as shown in the picture above) you will find settings for your photograph, academic appointments, degrees, certifications, etc. Adding information to most of these sections is as simple as clicking the plus sign and entering whatever you like.
You can also add contact information not present in your HR data. However, if the contact information that is present is wrong, correct the information in your LDAP listing rather than trying to do so here. Unfortunately, any nickname you add to your phonebook record will not reflect in the public profile. If you name is displayed incorrectly, please contact HR to see about getting it corrected in their database.
Adding Professional Activities
Professional Activities include committee membership, event participation, awards, distinctions, interviews, editorials, etc. You can add any number of items in various categories as such. If you find there is a category that is important to your profile but is absent, we will see about adding it.
Choose Menu => Professional Activities and you will be presented with a screen that looks like this:
Towards the upper right, you can click "Add a new professional activity" and you will be presented with a drop-down list, like this:
From here, choose the activity type that most closely matches what you'd like to add and proceed by entering information on the form. Starred entries in the form are required, and additional entries generally provide descriptive context. Note that "conferences" are a type of "event". You can hoose "Conference" as the event type once you choose event, and you can also specify your role at the event.