To access MyRSC you will first need to register. Visit http://my.rsc.org click the register button, enter your details and submit.
To complete registration, follow the steps and personalise your profile and account settings.
Once you are registered and logged into MyRSC you are free to explore the site. This Quick start guide should help you find what you need on the site. But if you are really stuck email MyRSC@RSC.org
The Navigation Bar is the easiest way to move around the site. The Navigation Bar is located at the top of every page and is the same as the one below. The light blue Tabs going across the top will direct you to the main sections of MyRSC; the dark blue buttons below allow you to perform various tasks within each section. These change according to which page you are on, and are explained in each section of the Quick start guide.
|MyRSC Edit your account settings, view recent activity on MyRSC||Users browse all members of MyRSC||RSC Forum Leave questions and messages on a range of topics||Careers The RSC careers homepage, helpful resources to aid you in a career in the chemical sciences||Chemistry Connections An academic genealogy for chemistry|
|Profile Edit your account and your profile. Upload pictures and invite others to MyRSC||Groups A home for those with similar interests to organise events, discuss and share resources||Knowledge Centre Access Blogs, Virtual Library, Chem Spider, Publishing, videos, and other files||ChemNet Student resources and events for RSC members aged 16-18||e-Membership an online only membership offered by the RSC|
The Users tab allows you browse all of the members on MyRSC - sorting last login, username, date joined and occupation. You also browse the most recently joined members too.
It also possible to search for members of MyRSC using the search box.
To add a friend or colleague as a contact on MyRSC then click on their profile and then click Add as Contact.
Groups are a great way for you to build a community around shared interests, events and ideas.
To find groups, search the groups using the search box, or browse via the Groups tab on the Navigation Bar. Here you will find a tab called My Groups, where you can view groups you've joined or set up.
To become an active member of a group you must first click the Join button in the top right of the group page.
You can then edit your notifications so that you receive an email to inform you when new posts, documents and events are added. Click settings in the Group Navigation block on each group page to adjust these.
On each group homepage there are several useful blocks of information.
The Group Admin button is very important. After updating each tab please remember to press Save and Continue before editing the next section:
Group Navigation block links to group content:
The Knowledge Centre is home to MyRSC resources including blogs, files and videos. If you are a member of committees and local sections, or a volunteer for the benevolent fund and the younger member networks; the Knowledge Centre is access point for the Volunteer Resources area.
Certain content accessible though the Knowledge Centre, such as the Virtual Library, is for RSC members only. Upgrade your account to access this content.
Once you have logged in; you will first view your homepage.
Under the Navigation Bar there are some useful links in the sub navigation where you can edit your account.
In the Profile tab you can update, and edit your personal profile. Under the Profile tab, there are a number of sub navigation buttons:
Your Profile page displays your personal information, if you want to add or edit these details click the [Edit] button at the top of each display box. If you want to change your profile picture then go to My Content and click + Add Photos in the top right. Once you have uploaded a picture, click on the image and it will bring up a pop-up box, select the Make this my Profile Picture tick box. You can view all your uploaded content by clicking the My Content tab from the MyRSC Navigation Bar.
Name: Give the full name, but not titles (except hereditary titles) or post-nominal letters.
|Name in Biography||Name in Name and PhD Supervisor|
|Thomas Graham||Thomas Graham|
|Lyon Playfair||Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair|
|Benjamin Brodie||Benjamin Collins Brodie, 2nd Baronet|
|Justus von Liebig||Justus Freiherr von Liebig|
Note Please exclude Affiliations and Titles, e.g. write Benjamin Collins Brodie, 2nd Baronet, instead of Prof Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 2nd Baronet.
Biography: Give any biographical information. Particularly relevant topics include the Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemical Society, Society for Analytical Chemistry, Royal Institute of Chemistry, Faraday Society and Nobel Prizes. When giving the name of another chemist, hyperlink the first occurrence of their name to their Chemistry Connections webpage.
PhD institution: Be careful to give the institution which officially awarded the doctorate (i.e. not other institutions where the chemist may have completed other qualifications or internships). Appropriate doctorates include PhD, DPhil and equivalents (i.e. not MD, though these can be recorded in the Biography). Leave black if the chemist has no doctorate.
PhD Supervisor: Give the name of the official supervisor of the doctorate (not supervisors for other research projects, internships or other influences).
Instructor ID: Give the number which identifies the Chemistry Connections webpage of the supervisor, as shown: