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Personal profile

Research Profile under Research Overview

The personal profile creates a clearer picture of you as a researcher, your research fields and your background in the LU research portal. The information you enter, such as education and previous employment, can easily be re-use the information in the LUCRIS CV module.

Update your personal profile

To add or change information in your personal profile go to Personal overview and then click on the button ”Edit profile”.

FAQ about the Personal profile

Here's some frequently asked questions about the personal profile.

The minimum requirements for the personal profile in LUCRIS are:

- a photo

- keywords describing your research area ( from the UKÄ-list but also free keywords)

- a research description

Update your LUCRIS profile in 3 minutes

Here's how to get started with LUCRIS, an instruction video from the Faculty of Medicine.

Log in LUCRIS and then follow the steps in the film, which does not take more than 3 minutes:


Video: Get started with LUCRIS - 5 easy steps!


If you can't log in it is often due to that your are missing a so called ´verksamhetsroll´ in LUCAT, please contact your local LUCAT-administrator to check this or contact the LUCRIS-support.

All employee with a `verksamhets roll´ in LUCAT connected with research should automatically have a visible profile in the Research portal, if not please log in to LUCRIS, edit your personal profile, at the end of the form change the visibility to `Public´.

It is possible to connect your ORCID to your LUCAT profile. If you don’t have an ORCID yet, you can create a new ID and link it to your LUCAT.  Your ORCID will then automatically be imported to your profile in LUCRIS, all registered research output will then contain your ORCID in it’s metadata which will also be transferred to the Swedish national database SwePub. If you'll like you can add a sync between LUCRIS and your ORCID profile, which will automatically keep your ORCID profile updated with your latest publications entered in LUCRIS.

Start by connecting your ORCID iD to LUCAT by visiting

All Research Output published while affiliated at Lund University should be entered in LUCRIS. LU is also proud to include your other activities here in our collective track record. When/if you leave us LUCRIS will make it easy for you to extract your subset of the metadata in standard format for insertion in other systems.

It is a voluntary field used in some parts of LU because of certain external reporting requirements. From a system perspective you do not need choose a nationally and there also is a ‘not specified’ -alternative. Nationality will not be displayed at the Research portal.

Yes! You can add alternative names in your profile, click "Edit profile" and enter the names under "Add name variant".

It’s possible to get some information directly from LUCAT. Below you will get a statement of which fields that are available and how they will be filled in and if they will be accessible through the Research Portal or not.

First name: always visible (generated from LUCAT)

Last name: always visible (generated from LUCAT)

Gender: not visible (generated from personal ID)

Date of birth: not visible (generated from LUCAT)

Nationality: not mandatory and not shown (used in some local evaluations)

Name options: added when needed. Options available are:

  • Default publishing name – default name. Not shown in the portal.
  • Former name – imported from LUP initially; when changes are made in LUCAT in the future, please save the name history here. Shown in the right column at the Research portal, under the name.
  • Known as name – alternative name forms for examples names in Icelandic, and other spelling options. Replaces First name and Last name in the demonstration of the Research Portal if this field is added.
  • Portal sort name – used to control the sorting in the portal. Is added by the researcher when needed. Is not shown in the portal.

Title: In the Research Portal, in the personal page, all titles that you added in LUCRIS along with the one set as you employment in PRIMULA is shown under your name.  In the brown box to the right in the portal you'll see your role as stated in LUCAT.

Alternatives available are:

  • Title: added from LUCAT, and this information is added from Primula. Shown under the name/head line. Not editable.
  • Academic degree: these are added manually. Are shown in the right column, directly under the name in the research portal.
  • Honorary title: is added manually.
  • Legal title: is added manually.
  • Post-nominal title: post-nominal title: is added manually.
  • Designation: is added manually.
  • Other titles: are added manually.


  • Scopus author ID: is added by the researcher. Is not shown.
  • Researcher ID: is not added by the researcher. Is not shown.

ORCID: is added from LUCAT. Are shown under Links. Add your ORCID (an international researcher ID) in LUCAT. By doing so your ORCID will exported and visible in your LUCRIS-profile. If you'll like you can add a sync between LUCRIS and your ORCID profile, which will automatically keep your ORCID profile updated with your latest publications entered in LUCRIS. Start by connecting your ORCID iD to LUCAT by visiting

Profile photo: is shown in the Research portal.

Recommended for the photo is:

  1. Width: between 400 and 1200 pxl
  2. JPEG-format, quality 90
  3. Color space: sRGB (some iPhones/Safari web readers have problem reading Adobe RGB)
  4.  4:3- or 5:4-format is better suitable for standing portrait

Links: Alternatives available are:

  • Personal homepage – link to personal homepage, generated from LUCAT, is shown with their own lead text in the right column in the research portal.
  • Link – is shown with single lead text or “other links” in the right column before the contact information in the portal.

Profile information: text field (both in Swedish and in English). 
Please enter information if possible both in English and in Swedish. If you e.g. don’t enter information in the Swedish box the Swedish version of the Research Portal will contain no information about your research.
The following head lines are shown in this order, if corresponding field contains text:

  • Research – overall description of the research activities. Always placed on the top.  
  • Artistic work – are always used by the Faculty of Performing Arts.
  • Teaching – to those that wants to use the personal profile in LUCRIS as the only personal presentation page it’s possible to insert a shorter description of their education.
  • Professional work – for example working consultants, architects etc.
  • Outreach – overall description of all cooperation with the surrounding world, details are put into Activities.
  • Societal impact description of what effects the cooperation efforts have reached.

Start date as an independent researcher / retirement date: is not shown

Affiliations: are always shown (added from LUCAT)

Position outside of LU: Add employments outside LU, present and earlier. Voluntarily, can be reused in the CV module.

Field of study: free text field with the option to add the Qualification (for example Bachelor/Master/Ph.D. in XXX)

Professional qualification: Are shown under the name in the Research Portal, after Academic degree.

External positions: Voluntarily, can be reused in the CV module.


  • UKÄ: all research areas must use the classification UKÄ. OBS! UKÄ classification is necessary for a person to be visible when you use UKÄ to filter the information in the portal.
  • Keywords: the option to add new free keywords.

Visibility: Possibility to make a personal profile visible at the Research Portal (if not already), should be set to "Public - no restrictions".

If you like you can choose what publications should be on your personal first page in the portal. You add these under the tab "Highlighted content" in your personal profile in LUCRIS. If you don't add any the most recent published will be shown.

Short filmed instruction on how to add "Highlighted content":

Choose what research output to be shown first at your profile page in LUs Research Portal (new tab)
- Choose what research outputs should be on top when someone looks at your profile in LUs Research Portal, by using ”Highlighted content”.
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Are you an administrator?

If you are an administrator and you would like to edit a profile go to the tab Master data and then choose Persons in the left menu and search for the person you are looking for. The option to do this is based on that you have the role as an Editor of Persons and this is possible to apply for via the LUCRIS-support.

Contact the LUCRIS support

E-mail:  servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se
Phone: 046-222 90 00
Monday - Friday 8:00-17:00
Web form: