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Drupal CMS: Pull in IRIS profile

Learn to pull in an IRIS profile in Drupal.

Before you start 

When editing use Chrome, Firefox or Safari but NOT Internet Explorer


You can pull in individual staff's IRIS profiles to your Drupal site. Our policy is to support IRIS profiles (not specially created Drupal pages) to ensure a single source of truth about academic staff and their publications. The IRIS staff profile does not appear in the left menu but will appear in a people section e.g ucl.ac.uk/site-name/people/staff-name

Staff and website editors can add content and links in the flexible sidebar space on the right. All other data comes directly from IRIS and should be maintained there.

This is a 3-step process

  1. Get the UPI from IRIS
  2. Create an IRIS profile page
  3. Link the profile page to the individual researcher

Step 1 - get the UPI from IRIS

  1. Go to the IRIS database
  2. Search for the researcher and copy their UPI - e.g. searching for Prof Geraint Rees gives: 
  3. Copy the UPI - the final part which is in bold in the URL above

Step 2 - create an IRIS profile page

  1. Click on Content | Add content | IRIS Profile
  2. Under 'Title' add the researcher's name
  3. Under 'UPI' add the UPI of the researcher
  4. Add any extra information in the Sidebar
    this will appear below the information from IRIS
  5. Save

Step 3 - link the profile page to the researcher

  1. Ensure you are in editing mode
  2. Go the page where you have the name of the researcher
  3. Select the name
  4. Create an internal link to the researcher
  5. Save

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