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    Researcher Title Configuration and Display

    A researcher in Esploro displays across the system in a number of different areas as described below. The information that displays is derived from the metadata in the Esploro researcher record. The researcher record can be updated by the administrator in the research hub, or by the researcher in their private profile.

    Sources for the Researcher Title

    The researcher title information that displays across Esploro, is taken from one of the following fields in order of preference:

    1. Display Title
    2. Affiliation Title
    3. Affiliation Position
    4. Position

    Affiliations hierarchy.

    Affiliations Hierarchy

    Hierarchy for Displaying Researcher Title

    The researcher title is taken from the Display Title field.

    Display title in profile.

    Display Title in Research Hub

    The Display Title can be edited by the administrator (Researchers > Manage Researchers) or by the researcher in their profile (Settings > Affiliations).

    Display title in Affiliations.

    Display title in the Profile

    If the Display title is empty, the researcher title is taken from the Position (Researchers > Manage Researchers > Positionand the Primary Affiliation (Researchers > Manage Researchers > Current Affiliations). If the researcher has more than one current, internal affiliation, then the Primary Affiliation is the first affiliation in the list. 

    Current Affiliation.

    Primary Affiliation

    The administrator can drag and drop to change the order in the list.

    If there is no position defined for the Primary Affiliation then the Position is taken from the Researcher information.

    Researcher Titles and Affiliations in Esploro

    Area Image Description Configuration
    Researcher profile (with image) Overview. The researcher title is displayed in the researcher profile Overview tab.
    The researcher title is displayed according to the hierarchy described here.

    Researchers can update the affiliation information by navigating to Edit profile > Affiliations and updating the Display title field. Administrators can update this information by navigating to Researchers > Manage Researchers and editing the Display Title field. 

    Administrators can also configure which levels are displayed for the organization units:

    • Display lowest level only - The department the researcher belongs to, for example Chemistry Department.
    • Display highest and lowest levels - The department and the institution (for example Esploro University) name.
    • Display all levels - From the institution down to the department, including all the relevant organizational units that the department is a part of, for example Esploro University > Natural Sciences > Chemistry Department. 

    These settings also control the display in the Organizational Affiliations in the Overview tab of the profile.


    Organization Affiliations in the Overview
    Researcher profile search results Search Results for Researcher Profiles.

    The researcher title in the profile search results shows the display title, if it exists.

    If no display title exists, the researcher title shows all current internal affiliations and positions.

    Only the lowest level of the organization units is displayed, i.e., this is not impacted by the settings configured for the profile page.

    Not configurable.
    Full Asset Page Output. The affiliations that display on the full asset page (Authors, Creators and Contributors, etc.) are taken from the asset, and not from the researcher. See Configuring the Research Portal Asset Page.
    Projects Projects. The project Members section on the full project page, displays the researcher position and the lowest and highest organization unit level. Not configurable.
    Activities Activities. The activity Associated Researchers on the full activity page, displays the researcher position and the lowest and highest organization unit level. Not configurable.
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