One of the most difficult things about altmetrics is that they are tracked in many different ways and across many different platforms. This page will go over:
An ORCID® identifier (iD) is a persistent personal ID. Using your ORCID iD is more accurate and secure than a name: many people can have the same name but each ORCID iD is unique. An ORCID iD provides an easy way to distinguish yourself from other people with similar names guaranteeing that you will get credit for your work. For more about ORCID, visit our website.
View a sample ORCID iD profile
Things to know about ORCID iDs
Connect other identifiers
Unlike other closed systems, for-profit researcher profiles, ORCID works well with a variety of systems. Connect your ORCID iD with:
Impactstory is a tool that gathers altmetrics from many sources under one roof. It is a way to promote, manage, and share your research and scholarship. Some researchers are using Impactstory as an alternative to a static online CV/resume. Impactstory is able to collect this information through ORCID.
Things to know about Impactstory
The Metrics Toolkit is a resource for researchers and evaluators that provides guidance for demonstrating and evaluating claims of research impact. With the Toolkit you can quickly understand what a metric means, how it is calculated, and if it’s good match for your impact question.
This new tool addresses both traditional metrics and altmetrics in an easy to use interface.