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Library resources to support supplemental research activities.

ORCID (Open Researcher Community ID)

  • Registering for a number ensures your publications are linked to you, and only you, even if there are other researchers with the same name. 
  • Your identifier remains with you regardless of affiliation or name changes. 
  • The ORCID system is universal and non-proprietary. ORCID is not controlled by any institution, company, or database, and it is compatible across multiple research platforms.
  • Some publishers and funders require an ORCID number when accepting material.
  • It's possible to delegate the management of your profile to somebody else! See how.
  • If you don't have an ORCID already, this link will create one for you and associate you with Brown University using your Brown username and ID. 
  • If you already have an existing ORCID, clicking this link will connect it with your Brown credentials.
  • Brown can create ORCIDs on behalf of institutional members, integrate ORCIDs into grant applications, and link ORCIDs with Brown IDs and registry systems. 
  • Linking your ORCID with Brown will add them as a trusted publisher, which means they can update your bibliographic information and research activities.
  • For more information, see Brown's FAQ.

Google Scholar Citations Profile

  • A Google Scholar Citations profile serves to disambiguate and track your research in Google Scholar.
  • Signing up is easy and free. 
  • Google Scholar also provides an extensive FAQ page, detailing how to make your profile public, remove articles that aren't yours, and how to add missing articles.

ResearcherID (Web of Knowledge)

  • Researcher ID connects your identity to built-in Web of Science tools. 
  • When you create your Researcher ID, you can authorize a connection between your ORCID profile, which allows both profiles to sync against one another.