Updated User Profiles Released

We have just released richer public user profiles to capture some basic information about our users (institution, location etc). Your user profile is accessible from the upper-right corner login menu, and is managed separately from your private application settings. You can even populate your Synapse profile by connecting to your Linked-In profile to avoid excess typing.  Our near term goal is to start embedding profile information throughout the site as users do work so we can more visibly highlight and give credit for the contributions people make to open science projects.  Longer term, we hope that collecting and displaying metrics of user contribution to Synapse projects could provide additional ways of demonstrating scientific impact of our users.

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About Michael Kellen
I've spent my career working at the intersection of science and technology. Currently I lead the technology team at Sage Bionetworks, but this blog contains my own thoughts.

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