Funder and Publishers Requirements
ORCID will now be a required standard for more and more funders and publishers at the time of submitting proposals and manuscripts, and it will soon be added to doctoral theses when they are lodged with the British Library (or equivalent)
Setting Up Your Profile
It might be useful to add keywords in your profile, as other users can find you through searching keywords. For research students, we recommend putting your research title here.
Use the education section to add your main achievements. There are drop down options for the different schools in Robert Gordon University and we recommend that you use these.
To add items click the + Add button.
All of the items on your profile marked with a people/key/padlock button can be set to different levels of privacy. However we recommend that you make as much of your profile as public as possible in order to raise your profile.
You only have to add your key education qualifications, not primary or secondary school!
Also remember to use Robert Gordon University, not THE Robert Gordon University.
Adding Research Funding
You may need to enter your funding awards manually, but there are lots of options to help. Use these as much as possible so that entries are standardised.
Top Tip: Funding
Including the funding award grant number is important! This will later allow you to demonstrate a link between a funding input and a research output.
Adding Research Outputs
- Scopus is ideal for standard peer reviewed journals and peer reviewed conference papers.
- CrossRef picks up book chapters, conference papers, and you can add more detail to search boxes to narrow down your search.
- Europe PubMed Central works best on clinical outputs, and so on.
Although each search tool looks slightly different, the principles of how they work are the same.
Subsequent steps vary in detail, but have the same essentials. You are presented with a list of choices to make about who you are and what publications are yours.
Once you have checked everything that applies, return to your ORCID record and the items will be included in your profile.
Adding Works Manually
Sometimes you want to add works that are not peer reviewed journals. These can include prizes, designs, patents, book chapters, exhibitions and so on.
Follow the simple steps to add your item. There are a wide variety of options - you may need to search to find the right one, or the one nearest to your output.