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Manage Your Research Identity: Why manage your researcher identity?

Maintaining accurate and up-to-date researcher identifiers or author profiles is imperative to your research impact as it:


  • Distinguishes you from other researchers with similar names, 

  • Increases your online visibility as a scholar,

  • Increases the discoverability of your publications,

  • Collates all your research output,

  • Collects and analyzes associated metrics,

  • Ensures that your research is correctly credited,

  • Streamlines your research workflow (manuscript and grant submissions, tracking of funded research, etc.),

  • Promotes your research,

  • Assists you in finding collaborators.


Source: Earwaker, Louise. (2015, October 27). Managing your researcher identity. University of Tasmania. Retrieved from