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Researcher visibility

Researcher visibility involves managing public information about you and your work in order to help raise your profile and promote your research.

See the Jisc Building Digital Capability Example Researcher Profile (pdf) for guidance on developing your researcher profile.

The Open University's own Social Media Toolkit contains useful advice on getting started with social media and using it to increase your visibility.

There are many systems and tools you can use to manage and develop your online presence. Some will require you to sign-up and actively create a profile and others are automatically generated because you are a researcher at the University and publishing work, so it’s worth knowing what’s out there and how you can use them, but you by no means have to use them all. You may want to start by looking at researcher profile systems such as your OU people profileORCID, Google Scholar Citations, ResearchGate, and Academia.edu.

Contact the Library Research Support team