IUCr online services

Incorporating the World Directory of Crystallographers

User registration

This page gives information on the fields in the IUCr's user registration form. These fall into the following categories:

There is also some information on how to include diacritical marks and special characters in your registration information.

World Directory of Crystallographers

The World Directory of Crystallographers is the IUCr's free online database of crystallographers (and of other scientists using crystallographic methods). Inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers is optional for all registered users of the IUCr's web services. If you do not wish to be included in the Directory, do not tick the box for inclusion.Not all elements of your personal information will be made public as part of a World Directory of Crystallographers entry; those that will be are indicated below.

Biographical information

Title

Honorific, such as 'Dr', 'Professor' or 'Ms'. Select the most appropriate title from the drop-down list, or leave blank. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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First name(s)

Your given name or names within your family (e.g. 'Robert Louis' or 'Chun-Jung'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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First name initial(s)

The initial letters of your first name or names (e.g. 'R. L.' or 'C.-J.'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Informal name

The form of your name by which you prefer to be addressed informally, if this is not your full first name (e.g. 'Bob'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Surname

Your family name (e.g. 'Stevenson' or 'Chen'). This is a required field. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Original surname (if different)

Your maiden or unmarried name, if your name has changed on marriage, or your previous name if your name has changed for some other reason. This is useful, for example if you have published research work under an earlier name. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Dynasty

E.g. 'Jr' or 'III'. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Year of birth

The four-digit year in which you were born (e.g. '1953'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Primary URL

This is the URL of your main home page, if you have one. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Secondary URL

If you have an alternative home page, its URL should go here. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Occupation

Your main occupation, position or job title (e.g. 'Professor', 'Lecturer', 'Student'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Type of organisation

The type of organisation in which you work, if any (e.g. 'government laboratory', 'university or college', 'research institution'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Highest degree

Your highest degree (e.g. 'DSc'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Institution awarding the degree

The institution which awarded your highest degree. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Degree year

The year in which your highest degree was awarded. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Degree subject

The subject area of your highest degree. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Address(es)

Department

Your department or division within your organization. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Organization

The name of your institution or organization. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Street/PO box

The street component of your address, including details of the district within a town or city. This is a required field. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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City/town

Your city or town. This is a required field. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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State/province/county

Your state, province, county or region. Please use any standard abbreviated form for postal delivery (e.g. 'TX', 'Leics.', 'NSW'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Postcode/zip code

The postcode or zip code of your address. This is a required field. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Country

Your country. This is a required field. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Main address

If you have more than one address, click on this button to identify which address is your main address.

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Comment

It may be useful to add a note to your address if you have more than one, describing what address it is (e.g. 'home address'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Mailing label

If the above components of your address have to be written in a certain order when mail is addressed to you, and this order is nonstandard or includes components for which there are not fields above, then you may add a 'mailing label' form of your address here.

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Remove this address

To remove an address, tick this box. When you save your changes, the address will be removed. (Note that trying to remove your main address will cause an error.)

Telephone number(s)

Telephone number

Telephone numbers should include country and area codes; extension numbers may be added with a preceding 'x' (e.g. '44(1244)342878x215', '1(716)852608'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Main telephone number

If you have more than one telephone number, click on this button to identify which one is your main number. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Comment

You may add a note to each telephone number (e.g. 'Home number'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Remove this telephone number

To remove a number, tick this box. When you save your changes, the number will be removed.

Fax number(s)

Fax number

Fax numbers should include country and area codes (e.g. 44(1244)31288). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Main fax number

If you have more than one fax number, click on this button to identify which one is your main number. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Comment

You may add a note to each fax number (e.g. 'Shared office fax number'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Remove this fax number

To remove a number, tick this box. When you save your changes, the number will be removed.

Role(s) within the International Union of Crystallography

IUCr role

Role within a body of the IUCr. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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IUCr body

The IUCr body for which you carry out the specified role. (If you have a role within an IUCr body which is not included here, please mail wdc@iucr.org.) (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Remove this role

To remove a role, tick this box. When you save your changes, the role will be removed.

Other role(s)

Role

Use this field for roles you have in other professional and crystallography-related organizations, such as memberships of national crystallographic committees and societies, editorial positions on scholarly journals etc. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Remove this role

To remove a role, tick this box. When you save your changes, the role will be removed.

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General area(s) of scientific interest

Please select no more than five areas of general scientific interest. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Detailed scientific research interests

Full details of your scientific interests should be added here. Some examples are given here. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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General interests

Details of other interests should be added here (e.g. 'sailing', 'walking'). (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Commercial information

If you tick this box, the IUCr may from time to time pass your details on to other providers of relevant commercial products and services, but the IUCr will at no time pass your details on to organizations who are not in some way specifically related to crystallography.

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E-mail address(es)

E-mail address

Please provide the most general form of your e-mail address, rather than one that includes the name of the specific computer at which you work, and which may therefore become invalid if this changes.

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Main e-mail address

If you have more than one e-mail address, click this button to specify which is your main address. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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Public e-mail address

Only your main e-mail address is made public by default as part of an entry in the World Directory of Crystallographers. If you have another address that you would like to use for receiving e-mail alerts, but that you would not like to be made public for use by other scientists in trying to contact you, then you may choose to make it private. (In that case, any comment or other information associated with that address will also be private.)

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Preferred formats for receiving e-mail

You may specify a preferred format (plain text or HTML) for receiving e-mails. This will be used, for instance, for any e-mail alerts sent to thataddress.

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Comment

You may add a note to each e-mail address (e.g. 'Home address').

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Journal publication alerts for this e-mail address

You may use any e-mail address you have registered for receiving e-mail alerts from Crystallography Journals Online. Currently you may choose to receive contents listings of new issues of any of the eight IUCr journals as they are released as each issue is published, but in the future we hope to expand this service to offer other useful information for crystallographers. (If you have specified HTML as your preferred format for receiving e-mail, then you will be able to use the contents listings just by clicking on the links.)

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Remove this e-mail address

To remove an address, tick this box. When you save your changes, the address will be removed.

Portrait image

You may upload an image in a format such as GIF or JPEG. The image should be approximately 300x500 pixels in size. It will automatically be scaled to the appropriate size and its resolution will be reduced so that the file is not too large. The best type of photograph to upload is a portrait image consisting of just your head (rather like a passport photograph), as anything else will probably be too small to be distinguished. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

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IUCr ID and password

IUCr ID

Your unique IUCr ID is assigned to you automatically when you register, and is your user name for all IUCr online services. (Public information if you choose inclusion in the World Directory of Crystallographers.)

Password

When you register, you may choose your own password to go with your IUCr ID. It should ideally be more than eight characters in length, and consist of a mixture of letters and numbers. Should you forget your password in the future, you will be able to use the automatic password reminder form to obtain it again.

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Diacritical marks and special characters

The user registration system will attempt to identify the character set you are using, and therefore correctly to accept the input of special characters and those with diacritical marks (accents). If there is any character that you wish to use that you cannot successfully input via your keyboard, then you may choose to put in an SGML entity for that character.

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