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Researcher Profiles & IDs: Overview

Why Should I Create a Researcher Profile and ID?

A researcher profile is an online record of your scholarly output. There are a few tools that allow you to create and maintain a profile, including ORCID iD, ResearcherID from Web of Science, and Google Scholar. 

  • Build your online presence so scholars, funders, journalists, and students can find you and your work.
  • Ensure that you are credited for all of your scholarship.
  • Make it easier to track all your publications.
  • Some allow you to track metrics of publications to monitor the scope and reach of your work.

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The following platforms or programs will allow you to create author profiles and to disseminate, share and discuss your research and work with a broad audience, an important step in ensuring that your work can be discovered and cited.

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