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Promote: ORCID and other researcher IDs

Your research profile

Economic, societal and environmental impact, or the ‘non-academic’ impact of research, is becoming increasingly important to researchers. Part of  this involves making the public aware of your area of expertise and your research publications, and whenever possible, making your publications available open access for the general public to read.

  • Do you have an online presence?
  • Have you tried doing an internet search on yourself?
  • Do your share your research with the general public?

  • How will people from an non-academic background know about you and your research?

  • Have you made the allowable open access versions of your papers available on Research Online, ECU's Institutional Repository?

  • Have you registered for an ORCID or other researcher identifiers to ensure your outputs are clearly associated with you as the author? Is your ORCID linked to ECU through ECU ORCID Connect?

  • Do you maintain your researcher profiles regularly to ensure your research is being highlighted?


What is ORCID?

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers and supports automated linkages between you and your research activities. 

ORCID stands for Open Research and Contributor ID and has a vision where all who participate in research, scholarship and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders and time.


Building your ORCID record & connecting your iD


Getting started


Updating your record
Connect to ECU
  • Link your ORCID to ECU System. See instructions below or ECU Website


NHMRC and ARC Statement on Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Connecting your ORCID to ECU creates an automatic link between the systems making it possible for your ORCID to be linked to from your staff profile page, and having your ECU affiliation validated on your ORCID record. Additional functionality is planned for the future.

The system will walk you through connecting your existing iD if you have one or if you do not yet have an ORCID you can create one at the same time. If you have both a staff and student account you should use whichever would be considered your main role at ECU, in most cases that will be your student log in.

You can find the link for ECU ORCID connect any time on the Staff or Student Portal under EASY LOGINS or through this link ECU ORCID Connect. Further information can be found on the ORCID @ ECU page.

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), as well as the ability to 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.

Check your Scopus author ID:


Use this link to check if your Scopus Author ID is correct (you will need to be logged into Scopus):

  • Has it picked up all your Scopus indexed publications?

  • Is the listing of publications correct - does it only include only your publications?

  • Do you have multiple Scopus author IDs? - Use the Author Feedback Wizard to verify your Scopus Author Profile.

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.

Promote your research:


Some Social Networking Sites

  • Kudos Join a global community of researchers using Kudos to communicate work more effectively and accelerate its positive impact in the world.
  • LinkedIn   LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with more than 645+ million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
  • Mendeley    Although Mendeley started off as a Reference Management tool, it now has an academic networking portal.