DORCID IDon’t forget to keep your ORCID up to date!   If you have new publications they may automatically appear on your ORCID, especially if your publisher required an ORCID from you when you submitted.  However this process can take time.  Sign in to ORCID, choose “Works”, and “search and link” to make sure your list is up to date.  Cross Ref is a good general tool for harvesting publications which may belong to you – and you can simply go through the list it gives you and upload the ones that are yours.  RGU has chosen ORCID as its online profile tool, because it is required by many funders and publishers and provides excellent data quality.  The RGU Researcher Guide gives more detailed information – or contact Jane Williams.


RCUK are delighted to announce that from today the RCUK Gateway to Research (GtR) will be displaying researchers ORCID iDs and a hyperlink to their ORCID profile. ORCID iDs will be displayed for any researcher who has connected their ORCID iD to their Je-S account and who has any completed or live research projects.  They already have over 8000 people who have connected their ORCID iD with their Je-S account and 1419 of those will now be available in GtR. The ORCID iDs for principle investigators on projects will also be available in the CSV file that any user can download from the Gateway to Research site and through the API. It’s also now possible to search Gateway to Research using someone’s ORCID iD.  Here is the news item on the RCUK website:

Increase and evidence the impact of your published work

KUDOS webinar

Kudos Educational Researcher Webinar – Wednesday 31st August 2016

Co-hosted with Kudos, Altmetric, ORCID and Thomson Reuters, this session will give you hints and tips on how to promote your work effectively, measure current reach and how to further increase the impact of your work (reach, altmetrics and citations) – all in one place.

Find out more and register here – http://bit.ly/kudoswebinaraug2016

Any questions, please do email support@growkudos.com who will happily help.


ORCID uptake – Fantastic

orchid logoWe are more than delighted to report that 98% of research students in Faculty of Design and Tech and Faculty of Health and Social Care are signed up!

100% records go to the School of Engineering, Scott Sutherland,  School of Applied Social Science and School of Health Science.

As it becomes clearer that ORCID will be the most likely route for the next REF this will stand us in good stead for the future.