Instructions for Faculty Website Accounts

Accounts on bioinformatics.ucsd.edu

To create an account on the website:
  • This form is only for students, alumni, and faculty in this program to request their own individual accounts. Faculty may request accounts for their staff by contacting us directly with the details.
  • Click on "Login" on the bottom of the screen.
  • Click on the "Create new account" tab.
  • Fill in and submit the account request form.
  • All account requests are manually approved. You may not get a response for a few hours or until the next business day.
To login:
  • Click on "Login" at the bottom of the screen and enter your login information.
  • A "Log out" button will appear in the account menu on the right side of the screen.
To change your password after you are logged in:
  • Click on "My Account" in the menu on the right side of the screen.
If you forget your password:
  • Click on "Login" at the bottom of the screen and use the "Request new password" tab.

 

Updating your profile information published on the website

Profile information shown on the directory:
  • Login.
  • Click on the link "Edit Faculty Page" in the right-hand menu.
  • Locate your page and click on it.
  • To unlock your page so that it is editable, click on the "Workflow" tab and change the state from "Publish" to "Draft".  If you recently changed it from "Draft" to "Review", you will have to wait for the moderator to process the page before proceeding.
  • Click on the "Edit" tab and enter/update your info.
  • Note that the instructions for each field on the profile form are listed underneath the entry box, while the title of each field is in boldface above the box. This is not ideal, but it is beyond our control.
  • When you are done, hit "Save" at the bottom.
  • Click on the "Workflow" tab and change the state from "Draft" to "Review".
  • Logout.
  • A moderator will review your submission before it is published on the website, and may contact you or make further changes if any issues arise.
Profile photo:
  • In most cases, we have already found a photo of you elsewhere on the web, such as your website or profile page in your home department.
  • If you want to submit a different photo (headshot only, please), please send it by email to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
  • If don't want your photo shown, or have any other questions or concerns, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.

 

Updating your lab's rotation projects and undergraduate research projects published on the website

Overview:
  • There are three tracks:
    Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Rotation Projects
    Biomedical Informatics Graduate Rotation Projects
    Undergraduate Research Projects
  • Each faculty member has one "Lab" page with general information about their lab, which will be shown at the start of every rotation project listing. A different summary may be provided for each track.
  • Each faculty member may have any number of separate "Project" pages.
  • You may check off multiple tracks for the same project. However, in most cases, undergraduate research projects should be listed as separate projects from graduate projects.
  • We normally only post ads for faculty who are members of the program. If a PI in the program delegates authority for supervising a project to a lab member, the ad should still be submitted in the name of the PI, though the description may indicate the responsible lab member.
Editing your Lab page:
  • Login.
  • Click on the link "Edit Lab Page" in the right-hand menu.
  • Locate your page and click on it. If you do not have a page, please contact us.
  • Follow the instructions above (under "Updating your profile" information) to unlock your page, edit it, save it, and submit it for Review.
  • Note that there are three tracks, and each has a separate description box. If you offer projects in all three tracks and want to use the same description, please copy and paste it.
Editing an existing Project page:
  • Login.
  • Click on "Edit Projects" on the right-hand menu.
  • Find your lab and click on the link to edit either the lab description, or an existing project description.
  • Follow the instructions above (under "Updating your profile") to unlock your page, edit it, save it, and submit it for Review.
Creating a new project:
  • Login.
  • Click on "Add Project" on the right-hand menu.
  • Enter the information. Initially you should set the project to "Active". Contact us if you have questions about how to fill in the other fields.
  • When you are done, hit "Save" at the bottom.
  • Click on the "Workflow" tab and change the state from "Draft" to "Review".
  • A moderator will review your submission before it is published on the website, and may contact you or make further changes if any issues arise.

 

Other parts of the website

Other areas on the website:
  • If you have any other suggestions for the website, please contact us with details. Examples include:
  • News stories and press releases about your research or awards, or about Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate students and alumni. 
  • Photos for the front page.
  • Seminars and other events for the Google calendar.
  • Publications by students/alumni of the program. Normally the students/alumni are responsible for submitting these.
  • Corrections.