Work interests: Providing NPO social network for better research communication
Affiliation/website: Serving all members of the Research Cooperative
Preferred contact method: Other (details below)
Preferred contact language(s): English
Contact: email (researchcooperative atto gmail dotto com)
Favourite publications: PJ Matthews and J Akamine, eds. (2004) Research Writing in Japan: Personal, Cultural, and Practical Perspectives, Senri Ethnological Reports No. 49. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.
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Update a public profile
After login, you can expand and update the details of your profile using the Cog button at upper right when viewing your own public profile page.
To see your profile page, click on the tab with your profile name in the main menu. This will always be visible, wherever you go within the Research Cooperative network.
Alternatively, you can look for the "Account settings" sub-tab under your profile name in the main menu (put your cursor over the main menu tab to see the dropdown menu).
Among other settings, on the settings page, there is a tab for "Profile". The menu on your settings page should look something like this:
Depending on your member status, you may be able to create additional public profile pages using the "create new profile" tab located at right on the profile settings page (not shown in the example above).
Make more than one profile, with one account
When you first join the Research Cooperative, as a "Regular member", a public profile page is automatically generated and your user account is linked to this page. Later, whenever you return to the site with your password and username (or email address and username), it is possible to edit and update your first profile with further details, or new details.
You can also create a second or third profile using the + button that appears at the top of your profile page when you log in. For most people, one profile may be enough, but there can be good reasons for wanting to have separate public profiles for different activities or areas of work.
Any of your profiles can be made public or not by selecting how people can see the page. You might want to do this while experimenting with the look and content of your profiles.
In general, profiles in our network will be public as they are the basis on which services and offered or requested. Editors or translators, for example, are happy to know about potential customers who contact them, in order to judge whether to accept a request, or offer a service, to a potential customer.
There are advantages for both the researcher and the service provider when both parties have a public profile within the same network: with public profiles, members can more effectively look for help, or offer help, communicate with each other, and establish mutually-beneficial working relationships.