Build a Research Profile

Resources to develop your online presence was compiled by Sarah Hind and Natalie Henkhaus.

Why build an online research profile?

  • The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The ultimate guide to raising the profile of your research by Stacy Konkiel
    • Includes detailed information about how to set up accounts and maximize visibility
  • Utrecht University Library, Research Impact and Visibility: Researcher profiles
    • Provides basic information about many different sites with a handy comparison table
  • Montana State University Library, Researcher Profiles: Home
    • Provides basic information about many different sites

What online references will you include in your online research profile?

Consider what each site presents to make your choices.

LinkedIn

  • Profile
  • Publications list
  • Social media links

LinkedIn, Building a Great Student ProfileProvides basic information and suggestions

LinkedIn, How to create a killer LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed by Bernard Marr: Provides additional advice beyond creating a basic profile

Forbes, How to create the ideal LinkedIn profile by Laura Shin: Provides additional advice beyond creating a basic profile

Google Scholar*

  • Profile (Basic)
  • Publications list
  • Publications metrics
  • Auto track new papers and citations

SlideShare, The Google Scholar Profile by Sarah Goodier: Tutorial about setting up and using citation features

Research Gate*

  • Profile
  • Publications list
  • Publications linked
  • Publications metrics
  • Social media Links
  • Uploading papers

ResearchGate: Professional network for scientistsBasic information about setting up a profile and utilizing additional site features

University of Twente Library, Research GateInformation about settings and details regarding uploading journal articles

Forbes, ResearchGate wants to be Facebook for Scientists by Alex Knapp: Part overview, part opinion piece

Researcher ID*

  • Profile
  • Publications list
  • Publications linked
  • Publications metrics
  • Linked to other sites (ORCID)

University of Queensland Australia Library, Research Output and Impact fact sheets: Why set up a Researcher ID?Overview about the site and potential benefits of having an account

ORCID*

  • Profile
  • Publications list
  • Publications linked
  • Linked to other sites (Researcher ID, Scopus ID)

Impactstory blog, Ten things you need to know about ORCID right nowOverview about the site and potential benefits of having an account

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, Identifiers: ORCID @ CMUGreat FAQ section

*bulleted items adapted from Utrecht University Library

Other sites that may be of interest

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