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Editing your profile

To access your profile

  • Log in (top right-hand corner of the site).
  • Find your profile in the Research Directory and then click into Edit mode (to the right of View).
  • At the top of the Edit Person screen there are 8 different tabs. You only need to look at 4 of these; Basic Information, Professional Information, Contact Information, and Categorization.


1. Basic Information

Access Account ID

This must be your CRS ID, or the ID you use to access University systems if you work for Cambridge Assessment or the MRC (not your email address if this is different).


Just upload the jpeg from your desktop. The formatting is done automatically.




2. Professional Information

Areas of interest

Provide a brief summary of your main areas of interest (one per line). At the risk of stating the obvious, if your main research area is in, say, anthropology, make sure you highlight those areas which are most relevant to the language sciences community. Note that there are also the “keywords” at the bottom of this page, which will appear as bullet points on your profile page. The keywords are generic, drawn from a list used across the Directory as a whole. The Areas of interest field provides an opportunity to add, in summary form, information which is specific to you.

Job titles

Depending on your role, it may not be necessary to repeat the name of your department in this field. For example, if your title is Professor in Information Engineering, and you have selected The Department of Engineering as your institution there is no need to put the name of the department again in the Job titles field. Instances where you might want to add the name of the department include where you have a split affiliation, or one of your roles is Head of Department, or you have a job title such as University Lecturer which doesn’t include your affiliation.


Add links to any sites which provide more information about you or your research. Best limited to one or two key sites.

Subject groups

This provides an option to align to one of the 6 core research themes for the Language Sciences Initiative.


Options to list both internal and external collaborators, both self-explanatory.

Research interests

Please write in the first person, so that we have a standard approach across the site. A brief paragraph is enough. 

N.B. If you are cutting and pasting information from another website, please use the “Paste as text” option in the editing bar to strip out any formatting. (To do this you copy the original text, then click on the icon in the editing bar with a T on it. This opens a new window, which you paste the text into. You then click “insert”, and the cleaned-up text is added to the Research Interests window.)

Key publications

Please limit these a maximum of 5, and pick the ones which are most relevant for Language Sciences if your core area of research falls outside this area. It would be good to standardise the way publications are presented in the Directory, as there is a lot of variation on other University sites, so suggested structure is as follows:

author name(s), inverted, (i.e. surname + initial),

year of publication in brackets, full stop

title of the publication (in bold), full stop

location of publisher


As above, please use the “Paste as text” option if you are cutting and pasting from another website.



Data in the keywords field just appears as a list of bullet points on your profile page.  Keyword searches within the site are linked to the Categorization field (more on this below).

This is a managed list. Please look through the whole list and select the items that are most appropriate for you. To select multiple items use either ctrl + click  or cmd + click, depending on whether you are a Mac or PC user. If there's an area of research which isn’t covered then you can add it in the “new tags” box on the right, but before you add a new tag for, say, NLP, please make sure that Natural Language Processing isn’t already on the list. If you have any questions, please email me at


3. Contact Information



This doesn’t have to be the same as your Access Account ID on the Basic Information page.


Office phone

Include all dialing codes for external callers (+44) (0) 1223, etc.


4. Categorization


When someone searches the Directory by keyword, the information pulls through from this Categorization section. You need to tag yourself with all the terms you want to be searched on, so it’s fine to tick several boxes.

As with the keywords, this is a managed list.  As administrator I’ll be keeping an eye on the list and I’m able to delete or merge tags where there is overlap, but please could you scan the whole list before creating new tags.

Ignore the Location and Language boxes on the Categorization page.


Please contact me if you have any problems.