The EHRI portal can be freely used by anyone, and no registration is required. However, if you decide to sign-up to the portal, you can benefit from additional functionality and features:
- Profile: you can create a profile about yourself that is viewable by all other registered users. This is a great way of letting other Holocaust researcher know about your research interests and expertise. Exploring the profiles of other EHRI users might also help you to locate potential collaborators for your research.
- Additional functionality: some features of the portal such as note-taking, watching items, or contacting and following other users are exclusively available to registered users of the portal.
Sign-up / Create a Profile
On the Portal homepage, click on “Sign In / Register” in the upper right corner. You will then be taken to the login page. Since you don’t have an account yet, click on “Register”. Now enter some basic information about yourself: Your Name (this can be anything you would like it to be: first name, full name, surname, nickname, username), email address, and the password you want to use. Confirm the password, tick the agreement to the terms and conditions and data policy and click on “Register”:
Alternatively, you can sign-up by using one of the external accounts provided: Google, Facebook, Yahoo, OpenId.
Either way, once you’ve signed-up you can complete your profile by clicking on the “Edit Profile” link on your Profile’s homepage:
Fill-in additional information about yourself on the form provided. All information you provide will be viewable by other registered users of the Portal. You can further decide to upload a photograph of yourself, and you can decide whether you want to allow other portal users to contact you.
Change your password
First, Sign In to your account by navigating to https://portal.ehri-project.eu/login/. Once on your profile homepage, click on the “Edit Profile” button in the right sidebar. You will be taken to the Edit Profile page. Click on the link “Click here to change your password”. Type in your Current Password and New Password in the designated areas and confirm the new password. Click “Submit”:
Reset your password
If you have lost your password, you can easily reset it. Navigate to the Portal’s sign-in page at https://portal.ehri-project.eu/login. Click on the link “Click here if you’ve forgotten or lost your password” in the Sign In section:
You will then be redirected to the Reset Password page. Enter the email you used to sign up with in the designated space and you will receive a link via email that you can use to reset the password.
Delete your profile
First, Sign In to your account at https://portal.ehri-project.eu/login. Once on your profile page, click on the “Edit Profile” button in the right sidebar. You will then be taken to the Edit Profile page. Click on the red button “Click here to delete your profile” at the very bottom of the page:
You are redirected to the Delete Account page. Read the warning message and if you still want to delete your account, type your name in the designated space and click the “Delete Account” red button:
After signing-into your account at https://portal.ehri-project.eu/login, click on the “People” item on the left-hand side of the top menu-bar:
You can now locate users by either browsing through the list or by entering a name in the search box provided. To access a user’s profile, click on his/her name.
Contact another registered user of the EHRI portal
Once you are on a user’s profile page, you can contact this user by clicking on the link labelled “Contact User” on the right-hand side of the screen, underneath the user’s profile picture:
If the “Contact User” link is not available, the user in question has opted-out from being contactable, and you will not be able to get in touch with him/her via the EHRI portal. Otherwise, write your message into the form provided, and send it by clicking on the “Send Message” button.
Please note that the email address you have provided when you signed up to the portal will be sent together with your message to the contacted user.
Please also note that you can opt-out from being contactable by other users by changing your profile preferences at http://portal.ehri-project.eu/profile/edit.
Follow another user
By following another user his or her public interactions with information contained in the portal show up in your activity feed, for instance when he/she writes a public note. Your activity feed is available on your profile home page which you access by clicking on your profile picture on the right-hand side of the top menu bar.
To follow a user you first need to locate his or her profile by following the steps described here. Once you are on the profile page of the relevant user, click the “Follow” button on the right-hand side of the screen, underneath the user’s profile picture:
Watch an item
All information items contained on the portal (country reports, archival institutions, archival descriptions) are watchable. By watching an item you can easily access it at any time via your profile home page. Simply click on the “Watched items” link that is available on the right-hand side of your profile page to get a clickable list of all your watched items:
In addition, changes to items you watch will be reported in your activity feed that is also available from your profile page.
To watch an item, you need to be signed-in. You can either watch an item by clicking on the “Watch Item” button available on the right-hand side of the screen of the item’s page, or by clicking on a “✰”-symbol available next to the name of items in browsing/search result lists:
Adding a note to an item
You can add a note to any information item contained on the portal (country reports, archival institutions, archival descriptions). You can either add a note that relates to the item as a whole, or to a particular field (for instance the “archival history” of an archival description).
To add a note to an item, you need to be signed-in. Once you are on the item’s page, you can add a general note by clicking on the “Add Note” link that is available at the end of the item’s description:
If you want to add a note to a particular field, click on the “Add Note” link that appears when you hover over the field’s title:
By default, all notes that you create are private to you and nobody else can access them. If you would like to make a note available to all other registered users, unclick the ““Private Note” tickbox before you save your note by clicking “Add note”:
Please note that all public notes will be reviewed by EHRI moderators before they are made available to other registered users. This is to ensure that no inappropriate content is published on the EHRI portal. Please ensure that you comply with our Terms & Conditions in regard to User-generated content and Copyright before you add a public note.
There are many different circumstances when you might want to add a public note to an item, and the examples given below are by no means exhaustive. If in doubt, you can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To alert us and other users about factual mistakes in descriptions. If you report a factual mistake in any of the portal’s descriptions via a public note, we will either endeavour to correct the description itself and/or to publish your correction alongside the description.
- To enhance a given description by providing additional relevant information. You may have relevant knowledge about a country, an archival institution or a description of archival material that goes beyond the information we provide. In such cases adding a public note enables you to share your knowledge with other Holocaust researchers.
You can see a clickable list of all the notes you have created by clicking on the “Notes” link that is available on the right-hand side of your profile page at https://portal.ehri-project.eu/profile: