Frequently Asked Questions
How do I update my profile?
Please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with your new
information. Materials such as CVs or bios are
welcome, or feel free to send specific changes
to be made for each field. Discovery Portal
staff will update your profile accordingly.
Please do not send proprietary information not
intended for public use.
Who is included in this database?
Currently, UW-Madison faculty
members are included in this database.
UW-Madison staff members (research associates,
instructors, etc.) are welcome as well.
I am a researcher at UW-Madison and do not
see my profile. How can I get my name in the
Please send us your name and
department, and any additional information that
you would like included in your profile.
Discovery Portal staff will search various
websites to gather more information, however,
current CVs or bios are always helpful.
Who can use this database?
The use of this database is
not restricted to any individual or particular
group. Please see our “About Us” page for more
information on how the Wisconsin Discovery
Portal can be used.
How is the information in this database
All of the information
contained in this database is public
information, and was gathered via a variety of
sources, mainly web-based. The information comes
from researchers’ departmental home pages, the
United States Patent Office website, publication
sites such as Web of Knowledge and PubMed, the
UW-Madison Research and Sponsored Programs
website, NIH, NSF, and USDA funding sites, and
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