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HARC: Helpful Academic Researchers Companion

HARC has been designed to answer the questions researchers ask at every step of the research life cycle

Researcher IDs and Online Branding

Your Digital Presence

  • do your share your research with the general public? this could be an indication of social impact

  • do you have an online presence? Have you done an internet search on yourself?

Promote your article:

Social Media Savvy

Have you been contacted by a journalist for comment? Or maybe seeking extra participants for your research? ECU’s partner, the Australian Science Media Centre, has developed a guide for researchers wanting to use the media or social media to raise their profile. See Science Media Savvy for more information:

Introduction to ORCID



  • What is ORCID [video]
  • What are the benefits of ORCID
  • Funder support for ORCID
  • How to set up and amend your ORCID Accountt



What are the benefits of ORCID ?

  •  your persistent ORCID digital identifier (iD) will distinguish you from every other contributor

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  • ORCID iD's have a resolvable, persistent internet address, with the structure

  • it will help you assert your researcher credentials by enabling you to connect your iD in a verified manner, to all of your works and professional affiliations which are visible to everyone
  • use ORCID to manage your online identity - your education, affiliations, publications, awards
  • choose the privacy settings on ORCID to control access to your information on your ORCID
  • ORCID supports automated linkages among all your professional activities (publisher, funder, reviewer/editor)


Funder Support for ORCiD

ORCID - ARC Grant Integration


ARC RMS ORCID Integration


From November 2018, the Australian Research Council (ARC) grant recipients will be able to auto-populate their research output data into their Research Management System person profiles and application forms.

Your research output data will be harvested from ORCID by authenticating your ORCID ID in RMS and adding the ARC as a trusted party.

Once the data is entered into your RMS person profile, it can be used to auto-populate proposals without having to manually create and update your documents each time you submit a project proposal.


HOW to register & set up your ORCID Account

Do you already have a list of publications? Would you like to Automatically Add your list of Publications to ORCID?

The following are the various ways you can add your list of publications to ORCID:

Scopus author ID

The Scopus author profile comes with a variety of author metrics including the list of the author's publications indexed by Scopus, total citations, total citations by documents, co-author counts, h-index, etc. The page also provides a Citation alert service (to follow a researcher), Add citations to ORCID (integrates and updates your ORCID iD) and Request author detail corrections (corrections and to merge IDs).

Scopus citation data is used in SciVal so it is essential that your Scopus Author ID is accurate.

Scopus author ID


Check your Scopus author ID:

  • Scopus citation data is used in SciVal so it is essential that your Scopus Author ID is accurate
  • a Scopus author ID if is available only if an author has published in a journal indexed by Scopus
  • Scopus author IDs are created by the database when Scopus picks up 2 of your publications
  • Use this link to check if your Scopus Author ID is correct
  • authorise Scopus to link your Author ID listed publications to your ORCID account

Web of Science Researcher ID

ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Science and is ORCID compliant.

The ResearcherID profile profile comes with a variety of author metrics including the list of the author's publications (ones indexed by Web of Science or pulled in from ORCID), Total articles, times cited, average citations per article, co-authors, h-index etc.

Check your Researcher ID:

  • are the journals you have published indexed in the Web of Science database?
  • Web of Science database does not automatically generate an author profile
  • you will need register for a Researcher ID at http://www/
  • Author Identifiers in the Web of Science: ResearcherID and ORCID (video tutorial)
  • your ResearcherID both pushes and pulls information from ORCID. However, any metrics available on your Researcher ID do NOT include calculations on items pulled from ORCID.

RAiD is a fairly new identifier for research projects and activities.

RAiD is an identifier for research projects and activities. It is persistent and connects researchers, institutions, outputs and tools together to give oversight across the whole research activity and make reporting and demonstration of data provenance easy.

RAiD is supported by

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