What is a research profile?

The 'Research profile' content type provides an overview of research areas within a department. It can be used to list research strengths, projects and achievements.

Research profiles are tagged with research area vocabulary:

  • The top of a research profile page shows other research profiles tagged from the same Research Area vocabulary.
  • The bottom of the research profile page shows all projects with the same tags.

See a research profile page

Use a research profile to:

  • provide a summary of each research area in your department.

Don't use a research profile to:

  • duplicate research information that exists on another site
  • display information that is more suited to a project page.
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How to create a research profile

Research profiles can be created, edited and deleted by:

  • editors
  • site coordinators.

Once you log in to your website:

  1. Hover over the Drupal 'Content' menu, then go to 'Add content' > 'Research profile'.
  2. Enter a title and a short introduction.
  3. Select your preferred page structure from the 'View mode selector' drown-down menu.
  4. Optionally, click the 'Add a new paragraph' button to add your first section of content. Click the 'Add another paragraph' button to add more sections.
  5. Add a 'teaser image'.
  6. Tag the research profile with relevant taxonomy terms.
  7. Click the 'Publish' button to save and publish the research profile.
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Best practice

  • Use the same taxonomy terms to link research profile, project and person pages.
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Fill in all required fields and as many optional fields as possible to provide the best user experience.

Field name

Required field?




Page title and H1 heading.



Displays a short introduction about the research area.

View mode selector


Allows you to structure the content in different forms. Use this for longer pages.

Structured Content


A section of content formatted by the View mode selector.

Structured Content > Title


Heading for a section of content.

Structured Content > Body


Content field for a section of content, linked to the attached Title field.

Teaser image


Displays image on teaser and card views (if relevant).

Hero image


Replaces the default page header with a hero banner header.



Used for content that is related to the body content such as reminders or contact details.



Allows the page to be tagged with relevant taxonomy terms

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