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Manage Your Research Identity and Track Your Impact

This guide describes how to build a researcher identity online through the use of unique IDs and social media profiles. It also describes online tools for tracking the impact of your research.

A social networking site is not an academic repository

Like many researchers, you may use academic social networking sites to archive and share copies of your published papers.  

However, these social networking sites do not fulfill open access policies (like the one used by the Tri-Agencies because they require users to have an account to access papers.  

Additionally, these sites use your data in ways that may not align with your values.  

An institutional repository like PRISM can be a good alternative.

Popular Social Networks