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Researcher Profiles, Identifiers and Social Networks: Maximise your Impact

Tips on how to promote your research and profile as a researcher.

What is ORCID?

ORCID stands for: Open Researcher and Contributor ID and is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create:

  • An international, interdisciplinary, central registry of unique and persistent identifiers for individual researchers, and
  • A way to link the identifiers with researchers' outputs and activities.

An ORCID identifier will help you to distinguish your research activities and outputs from those of other researchers with similar names, and make sure you get credit for your work.

ORCID identifiers are increasingly being used by:

ORCID identifier provides a:

  • Unique, persistent identifier which you can link to your other IDs such as your Scopus Author Identifier and ResearcherID
  • Profile page which can include your: list of publications, employment history, research interests and links to other profiles.

Please note: ORCID does not track citations and your ORCID profile will not include citation counts.

ORCID Requirements at the University of Melbourne: Academic Staff & Graduate Researchers

On 17 November 2016 the University Executive endorsed a compulsory ORCID for all University of Melbourne academic staff.

All academic staff should:

  • Register for an ORCID if they do not already have one
  • Connect their ORCID to their Minerva Elements account.

Taking these steps will:

  • Facilitate the disambiguation of researchers and research outputs
  • Enable linking and reuse of high quality, persistent data (e.g. publications, grants)
  • Reduce the number of outputs that need to be manually claimed in Minerva Elements

For more information see the ORCID Registration and Connection page on the Staff Hub.

University of Melbourne staff can access the ORCID guide for a comprehensive guide to setting up an ORCID and linking it to Minerva and other research identifiers.

All University of Melbourne graduate researchers are required to include an ORCID on the title page of their thesis. See Preparation of Graduate Research Theses Rules.

Academic staff and graduate researchers should add their ORCID when submitting:

  • article manuscripts to editors (and publishers' article submission systems)
  • grant applications to funding agencies (eg ARC & NHMRC)
  • conference papers, presentations and posters
  • books and book chapters manuscripts to publishers

How to register for an ORCID identifier

Registration for an ORCID identifier is free and fast: go to https://orcid.org/register and enter your name and email address and create a password.

NOTE: If you have more than one university email address, it is important that you make sure that your ORCID profile has all your email addresses associated with it to avoid duplicate ORCID identifiers being created.

You can then link your ORCID identifier to, and import information from, other sources such as: 

  • Scopus Author Identifier,
  • ResearcherID,
  • CrossRef, and
  • Australian National Data Service (ANDS).

Once you have registered you can include your ORCID identifier:

  • On your webpage,
  • When you submit publications or apply for grants, and
  • In any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.

 

Example

For example: Spencer Williams

Screenshot of researcher's profile taken on the 22nd of May 2014. ORCID® is a registered trademark and the ORCID logo and iD icon are trademarks of ORCID, Inc. Use of screenshot courtesy of ORCID.

About ORCID and How to use the Scopus to ORCID Wizard

ResearcherID and ORCID Integration

Import records from Google Scholar to ORCID

It's very simple to import records from your Google Scholar profile into your ORCID profile.

  • Go to https://scholar.google.com.au/
  • Click "My profile"
  • Select the publications that you want to export
  • Click Export  
  • Select BibTex
  • Go to File - Save Page As save the page as a .txt file

 

Go to ORCID

  • Click +Add Works
    • Import BibTex
      • Choose file
      • Select the .txt file
      • Open
    • You can then save all the records, or delete any you don't wish to appear on your profile.