Stanford Profiles (CAP) is a virtual workspace, originally created by the School of Medicine to support collaboration among faculty, graduate students, postdocs and staff. In 2013, it was expanded in partnership with various Schools, Institutes, and administrative offices to create the Stanford Profiles website.

Stanford Profiles makes it easy for you to work closely with colleagues and track the projects that matter most to you—all in a private, secure environment. With CAP, you can:

Customize Your Profile

Whether you are a graduate student, postdoc, or staff or faculty member, your profile features a layout suited to your professional activities.

Build on a foundation of pre-loaded data

Data feeds from a number of university and other systems seed your profile with information about your work at Stanford, including your title, how to contact you, recent publications, and more.

screenshot of CAP profile

Tell colleagues about your skills and background

An Edit view in your profile helps you build a complete portrait of yourself. You can describe your professional interests and experience, upload a photo and post your CV or NIH Biosktech for download, among other features.

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Invitee profile

Invited CAP members have abridged profiles that allow them to upload a photo and add contact information. This profile type only appears in the Stanford view of CAP and cannot be seen by the public.

screenshot of CAP edit profile page

Control who sees what

CAP supports a public and a Stanford-only view of each profile. Using built-in privacy controls, you can decide what information in your profile is visible to each audience, and what is hidden altogether. Invited-member profiles only appear in the Stanford view of CAP.

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Find Collaborators

Use CAP's search and auto-relate tools to find subject-matter experts, people with similar interests, available mentors and more.

Scan profile categories

Browse the CAP directory by department or degree program. Or search by profile type, such as all faculty, students, staff or postdocs, to connect with colleagues of interest.

CAP explore profiles

Search on specific names and terms

Search by name or subject matter to find a specific person, or all people linked to a biomedical topic. CAP will return a list of matching profiles that highlights the section in each profile where the search string was found.

screenshot of CAP search results

Find the opportunity that is right for you

View a list of research openings and get all the information you need to find the right project for you, including whether a position is paid, where it's located and whether it fulfills your educational requirements. You can also use CAP's Google map to search for projects by geographic location.

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Connect with the expertise you're looking for

Use the Find a Mentor tab to connect with faculty and postdocs interested in providing career counseling, clinical shadowing, research guidance and other support.

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Discover new connections

When you view a profile with publications, an auto-relate feature compares publication topics across all CAP profiles to identify other people who have published on similar research.

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Get a quick view of a researcher's focus

View the tag cloud in a researcher's profile to get a snapshot of his or her scientific interests. The size of each term indicates how often it appears within that person's published research.

screenshot of CAP tag cloud

Control Privacy Settings

Control who sees what in your profile, and keep confidential discussions private.

Set the level of protection for your online data

All profile owners have the ability to make their profile available to the public, for Stanford-only viewing, or unlisted. Invited-member profiles can only be seen by the Stanford community.

screenshot of CAP visibility settings

Only members of the CAP Network can see CAP's social content.

Your posts and comments can only be seen by members of the CAP Network. They are not visible to the public, nor SUNet ID holders outside of the CAP system. No one but you can see who you are following and your associated activity stream.

CAP is for internal use only

Manage access to your team collaborations

Groups can be created for CAP-wide participation, or for restricted use by select colleagues. Your posts to private groups will only appear in the feed of the related group, and on your profile wall when viewed by a fellow group member.

control group access

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