Institution Name

The Institution Name component of the Institution Profile lets you view your organization's Profile Name and Commons Preferred Name. The profile name is the NIH designated name of the institution. The preferred name is a name specified by the institution for use in Commons.

If you hold the SO role within your organization, you can edit the Commons Preferred Name.

Viewing Institution Name

Anyone with access to the Institution Profile can view the information in the Institution Name component of the profile in one of the following ways:

  • Clicking the component tile header
  • Clicking the View button from the Institution Name component tile header

ClosedThe information displays as read-only:

  • Profile Name
  • Commons Preferred Name (if existing)

Partial image of screen showing the Institution Name component in View mode

Editing Institution Name

If you hold the SO role within an organization, you can edit its Commons Preferred Name in the Institution Profile.

ClosedClick the Edit button on the Institution Name panel header to display the Commons Preferred Name field for editing and as necessary. The Preferred Name is not a required field.

Portion of the screen showing the Institution Name component in Edit mode

When you are done, click the Save All button at the top or bottom of the profile to save the changes. The Save All button saves the changes made in all components. For information on errors, see How Are Data Errors Indicated?

If you do not wish to save your changes, click the Discard Changes button instead.

Remember: Hiding a component is not the same as saving the component!

IMPORTANT: Only signing official (SO) users can edit the Institution Profile, except for institutions that have a TTO administrator but no signing official, in which case, the TTO administrator can edit. For institutions with both an SO and TTO administrator, the TTO administrator can edit only the Extramural Technology Transfer Administration component.

Only SOs can see the Policy Documents tab, which contains the financial conflict of interest policy.