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Maximize your Research Impact Series: PART 2 - Your Researcher Identity

Maximize your Research Impact Series

Understanding how your researcher identity and your research outputs (articles, books, patents, conference proceedings, posters, data contributions, videos, blog posts, etc.) are measured and quantified is crucial for researchers at all stages to understand. How is your work found and used by others? What type of citation and usage footprint is your published work creating? What is the impact of your research and contribution to your community over time?

Your researcher identity is formed by combining all of your research output and its impact. Taking charge of your researcher identity can help distinguish your work from other authors, giving more accurate insight into your impact and helping create a portfolio of your contributions.

Workshop attendees will understand the importance of tracking the impact of your output and how this is done. You will also learn how to take charge of and manage your researcher identity so that you are uniquely identified and connected to all of your contributions over time. 

What you'll learn in Part Two

Part two focuses on managing your author identity. Participants will learn about: 

  1. the importance of an author identifier (e.g. ORCID ID, author profiles, etc.) to distinguish you and your work from others;   

  2. Taking ownership of your author identity (e.g. Google Scholar Profiles, ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID) 

You will also learn how to increase the visibility of your research; as well as assess the strengths and weaknesses of research quantification strategies. You will leave with the following outputs: ORCiD (author identifier) as well as the beginning of a personal research impact summary. 

This session is part of the Maximize your Research Impact GPS Series. To receive GPS credit, you must also attend Part 1: Metrics & Context


Robarts Library Electronic Classroom, Room 4033



What to bring

  • Computer stations are provided, but you can also bring your laptop if you prefer to follow along on your own device 
  • Bring your current CV or examples of your scholarly output (helpful, but not required). 

Related LibGuide: Research Impact & Researcher Identity by Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office

Thursday, February 27, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Robarts Library
St. George (Downtown) Campus
  Graduate Professional Skills Program  
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