An important piece of equipment needed by all research active researchers is an ORCID. You will need to create one at about the time you submit your thesis for examination or write your first peer reviewed publication.
Here are some important considerations about how you could maintain your ORCID.
Registration of your ORCID is just the first step. To fully benefit from ORCID, you need to use your ID. To make effective use of ORCID, you can make 'trusted connections' between yourself and your professional activities and affiliations, which then let you benefit from easier information sharing, reduced manual entry in forms, and improved search and discovery in many research information databases, such as Minerva Elements.
It is easy: just sign into your ORCID account when an organization asks you to connect your iD and give them permission to update your record. For example, a journal can add information about your authored publications. You can also easily add information yourself to further enhance your record. Chat to your librarian if you need support.
Distinguish yourself - and be in control of how your work is represented - by using your ORCID iD!
Researchers have a choice of reference managers they can use. The steps for Zotero is provided below. Any suitable reference manager can be used to maintain the same process of recording a list of publications. Below this box follows a list of suitable reference management subject guides to consult.
Zotero is a reference management system. It can be used to maintain and manage a list of your publications as you have them published. You can then do a couple of things with that list, such as upload your publications to Minerva Elements the publication management and reporting system. You can also upload a list of added publications to your ORCID profile periodically - if they are not linked with ORCID already via CrossRef, Scopus or Web of Science.
Zotero includes native support for .bib (BibTeXt format). This is the file format required when importing references manually to ORCID and is also used in Google Scholar. This makes Zotero a smart choice for researchers wishing to manage their publication list and managing their list of publications [works] in ORCID. In addition, it is a very intuitive reference manager - easily learnt by a broad range of researchers.
Even when you are already committed to another reference manager such as Endnote - it doesn't take much additional time or effort to create a Zotero library just for this purpose. If you get stuck you can even speak to your librarian.
Importing publications from Zotero to Minerva Elements
Export from Zotero
Import to Minerva Elements
The on demand course for Research Outputs and the ARC RMS is available for your review in My Research Career.
Follow the instructions on page 9 of the ARC RMS Research Outputs in RMS—Instructions for adding Research Outputs to your RMS Profile guide.
Some references can only be added using manual entry methods (e.g. if they are in press). Follow these instructions to enter then correctly.
Note: a range of methods may be required