Digital identity

Digital identity is all the data or traces associated with the activity of a person online.

Clame your identity

Using persistent digital identifiers will distinguish you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

Optimising research

Choose open access repositories like HAL to increase the visibility of your publications and increase their chances of being found, read and cited.

Communicating and interacting

Gain recognition in your field and beyond, communicate your research to a wider audience, grow your networks by using social networking tools like twitter or facebook, or professional and academic networking like academia or Researchgate. As social networks are not open repository but independent for-profit companies that could theoretically close up shop at any time, it is advise you to link to publications host in open repository which guarantee Long-term preservation and access.

Distinguishing between researchers with the same name is becoming increasingly difficult. The problem can be overcome by assigning researchers a researcher identifier - a unique, persistent, international ID that stays with them throughout their career and beyond.

Digital identity is all the data or traces associated with the activity of a person online.

Clame your identity

Using persistent digital identifiers will distinguish you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

Optimising research

Choose open access repositories like HAL to increase the visibility of your publications and increase their chances of being found, read and cited.

Communicating and interacting

Gain recognition in your field and beyond, communicate your research to a wider audience, grow your networks by using social networking tools like twitter or facebook, or professional and academic networking like academia or Researchgate. As social networks are not open repository but independent for-profit companies that could theoretically close up shop at any time, it is advise you to link to publications host in open repository which guarantee Long-term preservation and access.

Distinguishing between researchers with the same name is becoming increasingly difficult. The problem can be overcome by assigning researchers a researcher identifier - a unique, persistent, international ID that stays with them throughout their career and beyond.

Researcher Identifiers

A researcher identifier enables researchers to:

Assert ownership of their research
Present their work in its entirety in one place
Maintain their publication list more easily
Facilitate evaluation of an author’s productivity and impact in his/her field
Submit manuscripts and grants more quickly.

Researcher identifiers are used in scholarship to connect a work with a specific individual, institution, funder, or location online. Sometimes identifers are not linked each other, so you ave to register into each service.

Examples of some commonly used researcher identifiers are:

IdHAL (used in the open repository HAL)
Scopus Author ID (developed by Elsevier and used in Scopus)
ResearcherID (used in Web of Science)
ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID)from a non-profit initiative, this identifier links all current author ID schemes to one persistent digital identifier
arXiv Author ID
Google Scholar Citations

The library is willing to help you to deal with research identifiers

The main pitfall for any bibliometric analysis is the difficulty of identifying an institution's publications, all its publications and only its own publications. This information is collected from publishers and sometimes formatted.

You would find a complete list of URCA research units affiliations on the URCA HAL open repository.