What is a Researcher Profile?
Your researcher profile is an individual, publicly accessible internet profile on the University's website that provides a user friendly and efficient way of showcasing your work. It is designed to highlight areas of expertise including research, teaching / mentoring / leadership and administrative. The main data repository for researcher profile information is the Research Portfolio Manager (RPM) database.
The Research Performance and Systems Unit located within Research Services is responsible for the creation and maintenance of researcher profiles. The Media and Public Relations team assist with the provision of feature stories and / or news under the '"highlights" tab.
Researcher Profile Resources
- View an example of a completed Researcher Profile
- View a flowchart of the role of the researcher and Research Services in setting up a web Researcher Profile: Researcher web profile creation (PDF 16.9 KB)
- View the Researcher Profile contacts for support and / or assistance.
Researcher Profile Creation Process
Update the mandatory fields necessary to activate your Researcher Profile.
Read the RPM quick reference guide: Updating Keywords, Languages, Personal (FoR) Codes & Researcher Expertise Statements (PDF 566 KB) This guide outlines the minimum mandatory fields to be completed before your profile can be activated on the web.
Email Research Performance and Systems Support.
To request that your profile be activated please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Update your HROnline staff directory details to include a link to your Research Profile.
Check Profile Content.
Once your profile is activated you will be able to view your HR qualifications, UoN affiliated grants, publications and supervision. (RPM receives data feeds from the relevant other University databases to populate your web page). This information is provided by the central systems responsible for each of these areas.
If you have queries regarding this data, please contact the Research Systems and Performance Unit. Please note: only non-affiliated research outputs may be directly entered into RPM.
Add a photo and/or other details.
You can also include a photo, links to UoN courses and programs, an image gallery and related links to organisations etc. to your profile. Please complete the Researcher Profile Overlay Template (DOC 153 KB) and forward to your school web publisher with attachments.
Notify the Head of your School that your profile is now publicly accessible.
Researcher Profile Creation Process - additional set-up options
Input non-affiliated research outputs.
In RPM you can enter publications, funding / grants and supervision from other academic institutions where you were previously employed.
You can download the following Quick Reference Guides to assist you:
- Quick Reference Guide - Publications (PDF 589 KB)
- Quick Reference Guide - Funding/Grants (PDF 586 KB)
- Quick Reference Guide - Supervision (PDF 747 KB)
Input other related academic information.
In RPM you can update esteemed and applied measures as well as creating a biography, including research achievements, interests and collaborations. Visit the Research Portfolio Manager (RPM) page to download any of the quick reference guides.
Check membership of UoN Priority Research Centres (PRCs).
PRC membership is determined by the PRC director/s. Once your profile is activated, links to any existing PRC that you have been recorded as a member of will automatically appear in your profile under the 'Groups and Centres' section. For queries regarding PRC membership please contact the Research Performance and Systems Unit.
Create Group and Non PRC Centre membership details in RPM.
RPM also maintains researcher membership lists for non-PRC centres and groups. If you have a group or centre (non-PRC) membership that is not currently appearing in your profile, please email the Research Performance and Systems Unit.
Highlight best publication outputs.
Select those publications both affiliated and non-affiliated that you would like to have listed at the top of your publications listings. Please see the Quick Reference Guide - Best Output (PDF 959 KB) for more details.
Link your profile to the Register of Supervisors.
If you are qualified by your school to be on the UoN Register of Supervisors, contact the Office of Graduate Studies via email email@example.com to have your profile linked to the register.