Researchers and graduate researchers are encouraged to establish researcher profiles and identifiers. Doing so connects you to the world and maximises the visibility of your research outputs and impact.
Make your outputs available via the RMIT Research Repository. The Repository is an open access repository providing free, searchable access to research publications authored by RMIT University staff and students.
A researcher identifier is a unique persistent ID number that connects all your papers together within a database.
Why establish a researcher profile?
The ORCID iD is a 16-digit Open Researcher and Contributor ID. It enables you to consolidate your research under one ID. You can also add research activities that are not represented in major databases, as well as combine name variations. ORCID iDs facilitate individuals and organizations to track research expertise globally and without naming ambiguity. RMIT University is one of forty of Australia’s major research institutions that have joined this international-scale open research effort.
Other researcher identifiers
You should also create identifiers for the following popular databases:
Academic networking sites
What to include in your researcher profile
Include measures of quality and esteem in the profiles that allow you to do so. Consider what is deemed as 'quality' within your field in particular. Examples include:
Tips for managing your researcher profile: