This guide outlines some practices which will help you to manage your research profile and provides tips on ways to increase the visibility of your research.
Watch out for "handy tips" which will help save you time and effort by avoiding listing and uploading your publications multiple times, for example:
Handy tip: Establish and maintain your profile on the NUIG systems and ORCID as a starting point.
For example, Springer supports the use of ORCID, see their advice for authors and the short video:
A list of publishers and other organisations who provide integration with ORCID is available ont this webpage: https://orcid.org/organizations/integrators/integration-chart
See also the next section of this library guide for more information: http://libguides.library.nuigalway.ie/researchprofiles/ORCIDid
IRIS, the NUIG Institutional Research Information System, enables researchers and academic staff to maintain an up-to-date Researcher Profile to showcase their research expertise on NUIG webpages.
Some features of the system include:
The system is used to collate the University’s research outputs for institutional reports, and university rankings and to create Researcher Profile pages on NUIG school and institutional websites.
The publically available Researcher Profiles are used by academics, industry, and R&D organisations to identify potential collaborators for research projects and by potential students to identify supervisors. See http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/
Log on using this link: IRIS.
Click here for more information relating to IRIS.
PhD students may request access to IRIS for the purpose of uploading publications to ARAN.
Access/Training Queries Contact Diarmuid O’Malley, ext 5168 or email Diarmuid.OMalley@nuigalway.ie
Campus Account/Password Queries contact the Service Desk
ARAN is the digital collection of open access scholarly publications from NUI Galway. ARAN collects, preserves and makes freely available scholarly communication, including peer-reviewed articles, working papers and conference papers created by NUI Galway researchers. Where material has already been published it is made available subject to the open-access policies of the original publishers.
ARAN is also crawled by Google Scholar, Google, OAIster and Researchgate and can expose your research to the widest possible audience.
When uploading publications to IRIS, researchers can add the final draft version for upload to ARAN. For information on how to submit, click on this link.
See also Frequently asked questions, including benefits for researchers:
To browse or search ARAN, click here.