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Build your researcher profile

Build your researcher profile

Written by Imogen Ingram and Candida Spence

Are you seeking to establish or refresh your online researcher profile? There are many online digital tools that can assist you to achieve this. In this coffee course, we will show you three digital tools – ORCID, Mendeley and Kudos – that will help to uniquely identify you as a researcher, explicitly link you to your research outputs, and contribute to increasing your visibility in the scholarly environment.

These three options are free and will boost your scholarly profile, showcase your publications and research projects and help get you noticed by potential collaborators.

Course Dates

This course ran from Monday, 13 November to Wednesday, 15 November 2017, but is accessible online to anyone interested. There are 3 blog posts that will each take about 10-15 minutes to work through.


  • Day 1: Why build your online profile as a researcher?
  • Day 2: Tools – ORCID, Mendeley, Kudos
  • Day 3: Issues and challenges for researchers


Imogen Ingram is part of the Information Literacy team at the ANU Library, working as a research skills trainer for Postgraduate and Higher Degree Research students. Imogen is the co-ordinator of the Library’s Small Private Online Course project aimed at building researcher capabilities to navigate the scholarly communications and publishing environment.


Photo of Candida SpenceCandida Spence is part of the Information Literacy team at the ANU Library, working as a digital literacies skills trainer for Postgraduate and Higher Degree Research students and specifically focuses on information management, Word for academic writing and Presentation techniques.

All are welcome

We welcome all staff, including tutors, demonstrators, professional staff, and academics at the Australian National University and beyond to join us for this final course of 2017. Professional development recognition is available for all ANU staff through HORUS. Log in to HORUS, and find the course called AOC011 – “Build your researcher profile” under the Training Catalogue. To receive recognition, you will be required to post a comment on every blog.

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