SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge

How to update your profile

Creating a Profile

When you join a Research Institute a SEEK profile will be created for you by a member of Research Institute support staff. This member of staff will add details about your University memberships and start dates to your profile and send you a username and password (you'll be prompted to change this password to one you make up yourself when you first use it to log in). If you are unsure who the designated SEEK administrator is for your Research Institute, please email the SEEK administrator using the Contact Us link in the left-hand menu.

Once your profile has been set up, you will be responsible for updating your personal details, including adding publication details for all outputs published since 2001 (additionally, you may add earlier publications if you wish). In the new version of SEEK, these details are added by logging in and then pressing the edit buttons located next to each section of your profile.

You can also choose to limit the publications that you display on your profile by pressing the Edit button and then selecting Add/Remove publications. Once you have completed your updates, press the Publish Profile button in the top right-hand corner of the Edit Profile page to save the changes you have made onto the live version of your profile that appears on the web.

Publications and Presence

In the new version of SEEK you will notice that all publications appear as a full Harvard reference. If you did a workaround because of display issues in the previous version of SEEK and added some data to incorrect fields, it might be necessary to re-enter this data (e.g. journal volumes and issue numbers) in the correct fields to ensure that the references display correctly. As there are several different formats for Harvard references, future releases will include functionality that allows you to select exactly what form of Harvard reference you wish to use for your publications. The Presence section lists activities that are indicators of esteem within your discipline, such as being invited to give a paper or keynote address at a conference.


The Projects section of SEEK is a record of all your externally funded grants and awards that are administered centrally by the University Contracts Office. You may add some specific details about projects once a record has been created - for example, an abstract. If you have any questions about other information displayed in this section, please contact Jonathon Guildford (, ext. 53530). Over the forthcoming development period a new section will also be added to the profile which will allow you to add other projects - such as academic enterprise projects - which have not been processed by the Contracts Office.

Search Keywords

You can add keywords (up to a maximum of six) which allow people searching SEEK to view your main areas of expertise when your name appears on search results screen. These can be added by opening up the Search Keywords box that appears on the bottom of your profile when you are logged in. If you would like to add a new term to the categories listed in the database, please email the SEEK administrator using the Contact Us link in the left-hand menu. For more information about SEEK and to download a userguide, please visit

16 June 2011