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Researcher IDs

Research Identifiers (IDs)

Different databases can have different identification numbers for the same author.

A research ID is a unique ID / number which distinguishes you from other researchers:

  • Differentiates between authors with similar or same names.
  • Groups any name variations under which you have published.

• Groups institutions where you have worked.

• Links all your publications together.

  • Funders, publishers & institutions require a unique ID. For example, the NRF requires all researchers and students applying for funding and rating to have a ORCID ID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and a Google Scholar Research Profile.

Keeping your research profile visible and up to date ensures that you are more discoverable and get full credit for your work.

This session will highlight the following: Scopus Author ID, Web of Science Researcher ID, ORCID and Google Scholar Research Profile.

Related LibGuide: Research Impact Library Guide by Ingrid Thomson

Friday, October 26, 2018
14:00 - 16:00
Impilo Junction, Health Sciences Library
Health Sciences Campus
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Dilshaad Brey
Namhla Madini
Marja Wren-Sargent