Your academic profile should serve as a narrative of your scholarly experiences, including teaching, professional networks, and impact. It should consist of a range of tools for getting your narrative heard, and making your work visible and accessible. One important step in doing this is managing your online profile. Google Scholar already tracks the publications of researchers, and Scopus tracks this work and curates a profile for you. However, these systems often cannot differentiate between persons who have similar names, and generally only capture scholarly publications and not the entire body of your work.
An ORCID ID helps you take charge of your online footprint by providing you with a unique 16-digit identifier that you can link all your academic output to, wherever you work, present or publish. You can sign up for or login to ORCID using your Indiana University credentials her. Be sure to also add a personal email address to your ORCID record. You can then use your ORCID to create, populate, and connect to other profile systems like Scholars@IU (login or register here), Scopus ID, and Web of Science Researcher ID. You can also use your ORCID to sign into most publisher submission systems, and to populate information in NIH BioSketch, your DMAI Faculty Annual Report and other systems.
Check out our ORCID @ Indiana University page for information on how to create your ORCID iD, easily receive credit and recognition for your work, reduce time spent on reports and administrative requirements, and continually and automatically update your academic record. You can also request a consultation.
Here are the steps to set up your Google Scholar Profile:
You can access Scopus at https://libraries.indiana.edu/resources/scopus
Tip - The Author Details page can generate useful charts for demonstrating the impact of your work
You can register on Publons to claim your Web of Science ResearcherID. Connect to ORCID and other systems from your accounts page. Then, using the "Import Publications" button on your Publications page, you can sync your ORCID publications, automatically importing them into your profile. Find out more about ResearcherID.