Researcher IDs

Scholarly Communication: Researcher IDs

Researcher IDs & Profiles

Researcher profiles on various research platforms, online researcher communities, social media sites, online reference management software, etc., make you and your research visible to a wider/global community through the sharing of articles and other research work, following of colleagues, communication with peers and the identification of potential collaborators. Visit the different pages on this guide to learn more about:

Online research profiles also contribute to the increase in your researcher and research impact through metrics (e.g. citation counts) and altmetrics (e.g. social media mentions).

Open Sicence MOOC. (2019, Mar 11). Open principles, task 2: Developing your digital profile. [Video file]. Retrieved from

This video is designed for researchers who want to help to build their online profile while helping to amplify their work. It teaches four tools you can use for this:

1. ORCID - A persistent identifier for you and your research.

2. ImpactStory - A place to document how your research has been shared and re-used online.

3. Publons - A place to document your peer review activities.

4. Open Science Framework - A place to openly collaborate on your research.

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