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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 5 of these; Basic Information, Professional Information, Contact Information, Categorization and Settings.


1. Basic Information

Access Account ID

This will have been entered already. It must be your CRS ID, or the ID you use to access University systems if you work for Cambridge Assessment or the MRC.


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


This field can only be edited by the site administrator. 


2. Professional Information

Areas of interest

Provide a brief summary of your main areas of interest (one per line). 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.

Note: In order for your research interests to appear in the A-Z listing this information needs to be entered separately in the Description field under the Settings tab. This will have been done for you originally, but any changes or updates need to be made to both fields.

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 6 descriptors for areas of cross-cutting research at Cambridge.


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. 

If you are cutting and pasting information from another website 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 pick the ones which are most relevant for Language Sciences if your core area of research falls outside this area. 

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


Data in the Keywords field  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 to make the search facility more effective across the site. 


3. Contact Information


This doesn’t have to be the same as your Access Account ID on the Basic Information page, so you can give an alternative contact address if preferred.

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. Note: the A-Z selector is also linked to this field. Please don't remove the initial letter of your surname, which will have been added as a tag. If you do this your profile won't be listed under the relevant letter of the alphabet.

As with the keywords, this is a managed list, so please scan the whole list before creating new tags.

Ignore the Location and Language boxes on the Categorization page.


5. Settings

In the Description field, add the information about your research interests that you would like to appear in the A-Z listing, separating each item with a semi-colon.

Ignore the other fields.



If you have any problems editing your profile please get in touch via the contact link in the site footer.