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1. Get a QUT staff profile

QUT provides academic staff with a profile page, which will generally be the top result of a Google search and the first profile that people searching for information on you and your professional and academic work will likely view. To create your QUT staff profile you can request a staff profile or view a quick reference guide here.

Upon creation your personal information will be automatically loaded, while you will have to manually enter your biography. Some examples of staff profiles can be viewed by following the links below;

2. Add your publications to QUT ePrints

Uploading your publications to ePrints will allow for a wider audience to access your work, which in turn can increase your citations. To add your publications and research to ePrints, follow the link below;

3. Create Google Scholar Profile

Another profile that will benefit you is a Google Scholar profile. This profile will be one of the top results returned in a search engine, making your work more accessible to not only people in the academic industry, but also a wider, general audience. 







4. Get an ORCID ID

ORCID is a popular researcher profiling site. It has become an essential part of researcher profiling as it is able to integrate with other researcher profiles, allowing for profiles to be copied across, rather than created from scratch each time. Additionally, you can also use ORCID for grant applications. For more information on ORCID and its uses you can follow this link or visit this web page on ten things you need to know about ORCID. Now you can create and connect your ORCID.  Once you have created your initial account add your:

  • Biography
  • Research keywords
  • QUT ePrints publications
  • Connect it to QUT systems 

5. Update your email signature

Every email you send can promote your research and lead people to your profiles. Add the following links to your email signature:

  • QUT Profile URL
  • QUT ePrints URL
  • ORCID ID number and profile URL
  • Other existing profiles - eg, Google Scholar

In Outlook:  E-mail Signature tab - Select signature to edit - Make changes.



6. Maintain Your Profiles

It is important that, after initially setting up your researcher profiles, that you regularly maintain them. Make a habit of checking them once a month and updating them. For some profiles this may be as simple as accepting works that the platform has found for you, while others you will have to manually add in any new works or achievements. With platforms like ORCID, it may be the case that after updating this profile, you will be able to synchronise it with your other profiles.

The main advantages to checking your researcher profiles once a month, is that when it comes time to applying for a new job, position or grant, your workload will be reduced and the application process will be smoother.