A Researcher or Scholar profile is a free website where researchers can register for a unique researcher ID number and public information profile, build a publication list by searching databases and adding publications or uploading a file. The registry of researcher profiles are searchable, making it easy to view profiles and find potential collaborators.
Profiles consists of:
Identifiers: Persistent, unique, alphanumeric identifier attached to a researcher throughout his/her career as they move across institutions or disciplines.
Profiling: biographical data, list of publications/outputs, institutional affiliations and research interests.
Bibliometric data: Citation counts & metrics (H-index automatically calculated and displayed)
Build an accurate & unique global public research profile by managing personal profile information on the web
Properly identify yourself and your work as a researcher (global identity challenge)
Show the citation impact of your research (H-index etc.)
How can you use researcher profiles?
Enhance personal web page
Job applications & Curriculum Vitae
Funding & grant application
Research award application
Research evaluation & assessment (NRF rating application)
A Researcher profile allows you to:
To increase your e-visibility as a researcher, please refer to the e-Visibility library guide. This guide provide steps and guidelines on how to develop and online presence on the Web. It focusses on creating an e-profile using formal researcher profile platforms tools and social media tools.
To prepare for NRF rating, create scholarly profiles on the ORCID, ResearcherID (Clarivate Analytics) and a Google Scholar profile.