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Research Guides

Research Impact & Researcher Identity

Your Researcher Identity

Creating and maintaining an online presence has numerous benefits for a researcher. These tools can help to: 

  • identify your unique work and increase its discoverabllity  
  • eliminate publication misattribution 
  • improve administrative efficiency by preventing a researcher from entering in data more than once
  • build a professional network of researchers with similar interests 
  • provide more accurate metrics

Learn more about various researcher identifiers and academic social networks in this portion of the guide.