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Bibliometrics & Responsible Research Evaluation: Your Researcher Profile

Learn how to track citations to your research and the limitations of using bibliometric indicators

Research Profiles & Identifiers

Keeping your online research profiles accurate and up-to-date and ensuring your research is properly attributed to you is important when tracking the impact of your research. This includes your UCD RMS Researcher Profile, your Google Scholar profile, and your ORCID profile, Scopus ID and other identifiers.

UCD RMS Profiles


RMS (Research Management System) Profiles enable researchers and academic staff to maintain an up-to-date Researcher Profile to showcase their research expertise on UCD websites.

Some features of the system include:

  • Pre-filled profile for all academics
  • Automatic updates from Web of Science & PubMed
  • Automatic updates from University systems including HR, Student Registration & Financial systems
  • Feeds for researcher profiles on websites
  • Seamless integration with the Research Repository UCD - when uploading publications to RMS Profiles researchers can add the final draft version for upload to the Research Repository UCD. 

To access the system go to UCD Connect, select RMS Profiles and enter your UCD Connect log-in

The system is used to collate the University’s research outputs for the President’s annual report and to create Researcher Profile pages on UCD school and institutional websites.

What is Google Scholar Citations?

Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.

You can quickly add groups of related articles, not just one article at a time; and your citation metrics are computed and updated automatically as Google Scholar finds new citations to your work on the web. You can choose to have your list of articles updated automatically or review the updates yourself.

On the Google Scholar page click on the My Citations icon on the top right. You need to have a Google Account to use My Citations.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

"ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.  ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors, and national boundaries and in its cooperation with other identifier systems."


Scopus Author ID and ResearcherID

Scopus Author ID

The Scopus database automatically assigns an ID profile to authors to help identify and link their publications. If you have several name variants or you have changed affiliations, your publications may be spread over a number of different author profiles.

You can check your current Scopus author ID and publications by running an author search on Scopus using your name and current affiliation. You can manage your profile and check your publications are correct using the Scopus to ORCID wizard which will then link the publications associated with your Scopus author ID with your ORCID.

Publons (formerly ResearcherID)

ResearcherID is a unique identifier used to distinguish your publications on the Web of Science database, and is now fully integrated with Clarivate Analytics' Publons platform. Once you have registered, you can identify and claim your publications indexed in Web of Science, and your ResearcherID will then be associated with these works and they will be added to your Publons profile. You can also import publications to your Publons profile using ORCID.

Keeping these profiles up to date, and ensuring that Scopus and Web of Science records accurately reflect your publication history, is important to help ensure that the citation metrics and analysis which these databases provide are also accurate. For example, if some of your publications are not attributed correctly to your Scopus author ID, Scopus will not include any citations to these when calculating the corresponding bibliometric indicators for your profile, such as citations per publication and your h-index.