Updating Your GENIUS Profile
Updating Your GENIUS Profile
To update your
personal information, you must go to your GENIUS Profile and add or
change the information requested. Follow the instructions provided
below to update each section.
After you have completed editing each section, be sure to save your changes by clicking the “Save” button in the upper right hand corner as shown in the screenshot below.
To open your GENIUS Profile, click “My Profile” then “Edit” to arrive at the screen shown below.
To do your updates, review the sections listed on the right hand side of your profile by selecting them individually. Scroll through each section and fill in the details. Most of the sections (or tabs) within your GENIUS Profile are self-explanatory and intuitive to update. Below are explanations for the most critical sections. You should provide as much information as possible when filling out all of the sections.
At a minimum, you will need to complete the following sections:
- General –
The general tab is used to collect contact and employee
information. It is important that as many fields are filled out as
possible in this tab to correctly feed your proposals and save
duplicate entry. This tab is required.
- NOTE: If you see an “Employee ID” in your “General” section, there are certain fields of your GENIUS Profile that are updated automatically through UNH Banner. These sections include “General”, “Education”, and “Appointments”. If you try to update these sections, your changes will be overwritten each night. Instead, check to make sure that the information is correct. If the information is incorrect, you must contact your BSC or the UNH Help Desk to have it corrected at the source. The screenshot below shows highlighted in red the specific information that is maintained from the nightly uploads.
- NOTE: ZIP+4 Format will need to be used for all addresses.
If you do not see an “Employee ID” in your “General” section, you can update these sections without the assistance of your BSC. The items will NOT be overwritten.
– Backups are used to identify individuals who will serve as an
approval proxy in your absence. Backups are recommended
depending on your schedule and office infrastructure. Without
backups, unattended approvals may result in missed proposal
deadlines. Your backups will be notified by email in the event of a
rollover. (Based on a pre-determined schedule, your actions items
will “rollover” to the next designation backup.) Make sure your
backup also maintains his/her profile with up-to-date
When you are in the “Backups” tab, click “Add New” to add a new backup. You can use the alpha split list to find the individual you want to use as a backup, or you can search for the individual by typing in the space that says “Search for a particular entry.” Once you have found the individual, click “Select.” If you have more than one backup, you can enter a priority number for each.
Biosketch – This is where you can upload and maintain your Biosketch within the system. Because every sponsor has different requirements and guidelines for Biosketch submissions, you can store as many Biosketch profiles as needed. InfoEd also provides a standard template for NIH submissions. To use this template, click “NIH Template” (shown below) and download to your desktop. After you have completed the template, save the file to your computer, then upload your completed template by clicking “Upload New.” Other sponsor specific templates that you create can be store within the InfoEd system.
- NOTE: Currently, the “Create New Personal Template” functionality is not in use. This feature is scheduled for enhancements in the future
Delegates – The “Delegates” tab is used to give someone else access to your InfoEd projects. Your delegates will be able to access your messages and proposals depending on the privileges you grant them. They can also sign or edit your proposals if you grant them permission. It is not recommended to give more than a few people access to your work. Depending on your office infrastructure, it may be necessary to authorize delegates.
Resources – This tab is used to automatically populate your proposals with resources used for research, such as laboratory, clinical, and animal resources.
- Sponsor Credentials – Certain sponsors require the use of pre-established login credentials when submitting proposals electronically. For example, NIH uses the eRA Commons ID. It is important to include sponsor credentials if you have them.
Publications – The “Publications” screens each correspond to an individual publication, such as journals, chapters, books, reviews, etc.
Electronic Signature–As implied by its name, the “Electronic Signature” screen is used to create and manage an electronic signature for a user. This signature is intended for use during the routing and review processes, enabling reviewers to sign off on their approval of a record or its review.
- NOTE: This functionality is currently under development
Creative Activities – “Creative Activities” enables the creation of separate entries to log and track the activities undertaken. Each entry may include the year in which the activity took place, a title for the activity, the name of the institution or organization where the activity took place or for whom the activity was undertaken, a location where the activity took place, and an abstract summarizing the activity and its purpose.
Employment –“Employment” enables the logging of an employment history. Each employment entry may include start and end dates, position name, title, employer, description, and a checkbox for indicating which employment entry represents the current employer.
Professional Licenses and Certifications – The “Professional Licenses and Certifications” screen enables the creation of separate entries for each professional license or certification that the person has earned. Each entry may include the name of the license, certifying institution, start and end dates, and a description of the license or certification.
Honors and Awards – The “Honors and Awards” screen is a tracking screen, enabling the logging of any awards granted to the person. Each entry may contain the period for which the honor or award is applicable, its name, and a description of what led to the award.
Research Interests – The Research Interests screen enables the creation of separate entries for any research in which the person is specifically interested. Each entry may include the year, title, location, and a description of the interest. Not all of these fields will be applicable to each interest.
To give an individual access to your InfoEd information, click on “Add” in the delegates tab. You can use the alpha split list to find the individual(s) you want to delegate, or you can search for the individual by typing in the space that says “Search for a particular entry”. Click “Select” once you have chosen the person you wish to grant access to your information. The selected individual will appear on the delegation screen. You can give your delegates view only access, edit access, and signing authority.
To enter resource information, click on the “Resources” tab. Type your information into the labeled textboxes. To save your information, click “Save” in the upper right hand corner.
To update sponsor credentials, click “Add New” within the sponsor credentials tab and fill in the necessary information.
It is important for you to provide as much information as possible when filling out your profile. The sections listed above are the minimum recommended requirements, however, the more you complete, the easier your PD Proposals will be to complete. Completing your full profile is typically a one-time investment and should only require periodic maintenance.
- NOTE: It is not necessary to provide information pertaining to race and ethnicity. This information can be provided in the “Other Information” tab if you wish to provide it, but it is not necessary.