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Photo: To add or remove a photo, sign in to edit your profile page.

Name/Degree/Contact Information: We get this data from the UCSF HR system(s). Ask your HR representative to make those changes or ask your UCSF campus department how to make changes to your HR record.

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Researcher Information

An individual's profile page shows data drawn from external sources, and may also display custom content added by the researcher. See an example of an enhanced profile page.

Name, degrees and contact information are imported from campus systems.

Profile owners may add:
  • Photo
  • Education and Training
  • Awards and Honors
  • Research Overview
  • Interests
  • Featured Publications
  • Faculty Mentoring
  • Student Projects
  • Twitter and other feeds
  • Videos
  • Websites
  • News Links

Research Activities and Funding come from NIH ExPORTER. Other grants
may be added.

Published articles available
in PubMed are listed automatically. Other publications may be added.
Networks are generated from research available in PubMed.

Research concepts/topics based on PubMed MeSH terms

Co-authors from the same institution

Co-authors from external institutions

Researchers working on the same topics

Many researchers also have Clinical Trials information based on trials listed in

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is listed in UCSF Profiles?

  • UCSF Profiles was created for research networking so we initially focused on adding UCSF faculty members, researchers with academic leadership appointments, and non-faculty academic researchers.
  • We are happy to include research staff and other individuals in the UCSF community, on request and if possible. Send requests, with full name and employee ID, to

Who can view UCSF Profiles?

  • UCSF Profiles is searchable on the web and can be viewed by the general public as well as the UCSF community.

How do I sign in to UCSF Profiles?

  • Click the Sign in link on any UCSF Profiles page. Then enter your MyAccess username and password.
  • If you have never used your MyAccess account, or for password support, go to or contact your Home Departmental Administrator.

Why are there missing or incorrect publications in my profile? How can I correct this?

  • UCSF Profiles uses a complex mix of names, institution, and publication information to find your publications in PubMed's repository. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to match all articles in PubMed to Profiles authors with complete precision and accuracy.
  • People who have common names, who published under multiple names or whose articles were written while at other institutions are most likely to have incomplete publication lists.
  • You can make corrections by searching PubMed from within Profiles to add, edit or delete publications. By curating publications manually, you are helping UCSF Profiles to identify which concepts and co-authors are correctly associated with your profile, thereby increasing the likelihood of finding the right publications on subsequent attempts.
  • NOTE: If you would like to add publications, grants, clinical trials or other examples of your scholarly activity that are not in MEDLINE/PubMed, NIH Reporter, or, you can add them manually in the appropriate section, or in your Overview.

Can someone manage my profile page for me?

  • Yes. Proxies are people within Profiles who can edit other people's profiles on their behalf. For example, faculty can designate their assistants as proxies to edit their profiles. If you have a profile, then one or more proxies might be assigned to you automatically by your department or institution. You also have the option of designating your own proxies by signing in and going to Manage Proxies in the edit menu. Proxies do not need to have profile pages themselves.

Who manages UCSF Profiles?