How do I edit my basic profile information?

To edit your basic profile information, follow the steps below, outlined in our video tutorial entitled “Editing your Illinois Experts profile.”

1. Log in to Illinois Experts using your NetID and active directory password.

2. Click on the “edit profile” button below your profile photo/avatar to open the profile editing window.

3. Make changes to any of the following areas (see below for screenshot):

1. Name variants You may have published under different names or perhaps prefer to have your profile display a different name than your publication name. Adding “former names” that you may have published under can also help improve the accuracy of the automated searches for past publications, but they will not display. If you wish to change the display of your name in your profile, add a new “Known as name.”

If you would like to change your display name globally (across all of your University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign accounts), please see this tutorial from Technology Services at Illinois.

2. ORCID iD From within your Experts profile, you can create an ORCID iD (or connect to an existing one). Learn more.
3. Profile photo Photograph for display on your profile. (Use of accounts to store or transmit copyrighted material such as photographs is forbidden unless permission has been obtained from the copyright owner.)
4. Links Use your Experts profile to direct others to your lab or personal pages, other profiles (LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Mendeley, etc.), or social media.
5. Research description You may add free text information about your research interests, teaching experience, creative works, selected presentations, and more. Note: text added as the “Research Interests” or “Creative/Performing Interests” type will be factored into the fingerprint. Learn more.
6. Education/academic qualification Do not enter information into this section. Instead, if you wish to list your educational credentials in your profile, add this information in the “Curriculum & research description” section.
7. Keywords ● Improve your profile’s discoverability by adding free form keywords or from available taxonomies. Learn more.
8.Fingerprint ● You can suppress terms from your profile fingerprint, but cannot add terms directly. Learn more.
9. Save ● Remember to always SAVE any changes made to your profile

4. There are several fields you are unable to edit directly, including:

  • Name
  • Unit affiliation(s) and job title(s)
  • Email address
  • Profile visibility

5. Changes made to the profile will generally appear on the public portal within a few minutes. However, in rare cases, it may take up to a day for the changes to appear.

If you have questions about your profile, please contact Illinois Experts staff at

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