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.
Web of Science Researcher Profiles uses information from Web of Science and other sources to generate a publicly accessible profile. Free access to WOS Researcher Profile allows users can track publications, peer reviews, and editor work. Citation metrics are supplied from the Web of Science and Altmetric information is supplied. Researchers can sign up to a Web of Science account without a content subscription to the Core Collection. Furthermore, researchers with a Publons profile (now integrated into WOS) can log in using their existing Publons credentials, and they will continue to have free access to the WOS Researcher Profile.