Your profile is a page where you can create a short summary about yourself to share with the broader LabXchange community and also designate yourself as part of a specific institution, professional organization, or community, making it easier for others in those communities to connect.
|Don't want to share any details about yourself? You can toggle whether or not to display this information about yourself to others. Keep in mind that your institution or community affiliations will not be visible if your profile is private.|
The profile page is divided into 4 sections. Each section will let you do the following:
The first section provides you with a list of privacy controls to determine:
- your profile visibility
- whether or not other users can message you
- if your profile will be included in LabXchange user search results
There is also space where you can write a short summary about yourself. Simply click on the pencil icon in the bottom left corner to edit this information.
You can also upload a profile picture of yourself by clicking on the profile circle. If no picture is uploaded, the first letter of your name will be displayed.
The second section allows you to share details about your professional, educational, and personal achievements. You can also toggle whether or not to display this information about yourself to other users.
You can use this section to identify yourself as a member of a specific community by entering the name of the program or institution and identifying a regional branch using brackets (Example: "ABE [Massachusetts]" would designate you as an Amgen Biotech Experience educator or staff member affiliated with the Massachusetts site.)
The third section allows you to select areas of interest from a drop-down list, or add custom keywords if you have interests which are not listed already. You can also toggle whether this is available for others to view or not.
The final section allows you to add your gender, country, and city. This can also be set to visible to or hidden from other users.
If you are also registered with a learner account and are older than 18, there will be a button that lets you switch your account to the educator role. This will allow you to create classes using LabXchange resources. The change cannot be reversed, but you will still be able to take classes as a learner.