Institution Name

The Institution Name section 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.

IMPORTANT: Only signing official (SO) users can see the Policy Documents screen and edit Institution Profile screens.

Viewing Institution Name

Anyone with access to the Institution Profile can view the information in the Institution Name section of the profile by clicking its header title.

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. You cannot edit the Profile Name.

Click the Edit button at the top of the screen to display the Commons Preferred Name field for editing.

When you are done, click the Save All button at the top of the screen to save the changes. The Save All button saves the changes made in all sections. 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 section is not the same as saving the section!