Funders and publishers increasingly require author identifiers, such as ORCID iDs. These come with profiles that can be edited to varying degrees. Setting up and maintaining IDs and profiles can:
To help you get started, download the library's Online Presence Checklist. We have selected key profiles and networking sites that you might want to engage with. Use this checklist to help enhance your online presence and reach a wider audience. Depending how much time you can invest, make your online profiles "good", "better", or the "best" they can be.
Joining a researcher network or social media platform can help you:
For more information on researcher identifiers and profiles, go to our Claim Your Name page. For more information on academic networking sites and social media platforms see Engage with Your Community.
If you require further help with your online profiles, contact your librarian at your campus library. Please note, while we can assist you with researcher IDs and profiles such as ORCID, Scopus Author ID, Web of Science ResearcherID, and Google Scholar Profiles, the library does not support the setting up or maintenance of academic network or social media accounts; this is the responsibility of the individual staff member or student.