Principal Investigators: Link Your RePORTER Records to Your Own Websites

In the coming weeks we will be showing you several new features of the NIH RePORT website—the site that provides reports, data and analyses on NIH-funded research activities. Today we are letting you know that NIH-funded principal investigators may now add links to their own “profile pages,” such as an institutional faculty page or a laboratory website, which will show up wherever the investigator’s name appears in RePORTER. RePORTER is the electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding. RePORTER is searched by thousands of users everyday; links to your faculty page, professional profile, biosketch, and/or lab website will allow others to learn more about you and your research.

We won’t do this for you, but it is easy to go in and add your sites. Search for yourself in RePORTER, select a record, and go to the “Details” tab. You will find that your name is hyperlinked with an icon next to it. An orange icon RePORT PI profile orange icon means that no profile link yet exists, and a blue icon RePORT PI profile blue iconmeans that one or more profile links are available. Click on the link or icon and follow the instructions to add new sites. You will receive an email to confirm your identity before any links are made publicly available on the site.

Learn about additional RePORT features and find out how to sign up for the RePORT listserv by reading the inaugural issue of the RePORT ReSource newsletter.

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