ORCID is a persistent digital identifier for an individual researcher. It is a way to disambiguate researchers with similar names and is being increasingly used by publishers and databases. At the minimum, researchers should make public their current employer. Researchers have control over their own ORCiD and what is publicly displayed. Victoria University of Wellington offers the ability to use our in-house research management system (Elements) to send your verified publications to your ORCID account, find out more: ORCID at VUW
Google Scholar a free online scholarly database which allows you to see who is citing your articles, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can add edit your profile, add manual entries and choose to make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.
Scopus Author Identifier Scopus authors are assigned a unique identifier. When an author has published several works in the database a profile is created, to which citation metrics and a variety of analyses are available. Scopus profiles offer a connection to ORCID with verified publication data. Access to Scopus profiles is limited to subscribers
ReseacherID, hosted on Publons, uses information from the Web of Science and other sources to generate a publicly accessible profile. It can include publications, peer reviews, and editor work. Citation metrics are supplied from the Web of Science and Altmetric information is supplied.
Microsoft Academic automatically generates researcher profiles based on publications indexed by Bing. Researchers can claim their profiles to edit them.