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Principal Investigators are invited to create and edit their own timeline.

Timeline events

In PINFOX, navigate to a PI profile and scroll down to the ‘Timeline Events’ section. From there, events can be added, edited and deleted by clicking on the appropriate buttons.

How to import an event published as a News on a NeWT powered website

Our websites commonly use lists of content for News; it is possible to directly import a News as an Event:

  • Select Import ‘Newt Summary List Entry’
  • Select the appropriate list of content
  • Navigate and click on the appropriate item of this list
    Note that the ‘Find’ function of your browser can be used to locate the item on the list
  • Click ‘OK’ and select and 'Event type'; fields are populated automatically but can be amended

How to import a key publication

PINFOX automatically imports favourite publications from Symplectic. Those publications can be selected for a timeline.

  • Select Import ‘Publication’; fields are populated automatically but can be amended

How to import a key finance project

Finance projects information held in Oracle is updated fortnightly in PINFOX and can be selected for a timeline. The timeline will only display the finance project title, start date and funding body.

  • Select Import ‘Finance project’; fields are populated automatically but can be amended

Note: If you want to use a sponsor's logo, make sure that you have permission to display it on your research profile.

How to enter an event manually

All mandatory fields are marked by a star. 

  • Title: add a brief title (max 200 characters)
  • Link text, if relevant, max 200 characters
  • Description: add a brief description of the event (max 10'000 characters)
  • We recommend to add an Image

How to view a timeline

On the PI profile page click 'View Events' to get to the summary table of events 

  • Click ‘Preview Timeline’

Note: In order to view/publish a timeline, the PI must have a photo on their PINFOX profile.

How to publish a timeline for a PI

  • On the profile page, click ‘View Events’
  • Click on the button ‘Unpublished click to change’; the button then turns green and the profile will be published on the PI’s profile page the next time the website updates, within two hours

You can view an example of timeline on Professor Xin Lu's PINFOX profile

Note: Make sure that the profile is ready and has been approved by the PI before publishing it; you can preview it by using the ‘Preview Timeline’ button.

How to amend a news, publication or finance project

  • Date is the day the news was published
  • Title can be updated (max 200 characters)
  • Link text needs to be updated with a meaningful text (max 200 characters)
  • Description can be updated
  • Image is the illustration appearing in the item