This guide will assist you in managing your online scholar identity and track your scholarship output (data, publications etc.). Use the left menu panel to navigate to the related topics of the guide.
DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP LANDSCAPE
The digital scholarship landscape is made up of connections or relationships between entity (ex. scholar, organization or funder) or works (ex. articles, data, video, recording). Each relationship can be traced through the landscape using persistent identifiers as each entity or thing can have an identifier attached to it that uniquely describes it to the system. Using your unique online identifier you can unify the various things or entities under your identity to describe your relationships (such as funders, organizations, other contributors) and trace your output throughout the ecosystem.
Image: This simplified schema of the digital scholarship landscape, modified from Research Graph Schema, shows the interconnections between entities and objects in the ecosystem. Each entity or object can have more than one persistent identifier (noted by an R) that describes it, and identifiers can be either open or proprietary.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Good research metrics data relies on clean, disambiguated relationships between the works, and the people and organizations that are related to those works. Often, data is fetched from systems that provide these data with an expectation that either organizations and/or their researchers are ensuring the accuracy of the data. Even with algorithms utilized by platforms such as Elsevier, many errors and miss-assignments can occur without human intervention or other systems to inform/apply accuracy. Researchers are encouraged to learn and invest some time and employ assistance in their profile and institutions are encouraged to adopt inter-operable research information management systems that assist in profile management and inform accuracy for their researchers across the ecosystem.
MANAGE YOUR IDENTITY (PROFILE): 3 STEPS
WHY YOU SHOULD: 6 REASONS
There is an upfront time/effort commitment but you will realize these benefits: