ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized
Academia is the easiest way to share papers with millions of people across the world for free. A study recently published in PLOS ONE found that papers uploaded to Academia receive a 69% boost in citations over 5 years.
ResearchGate is built by scientists, for scientists.
It started when two researchers discovered first-hand that collaborating with a friend or colleague on the other side of the world was no easy task. Founded in 2008 by physicians Dr. Ijad Madisch and Dr. Sören Hofmayer, and computer scientist Horst Fickenscher, ResearchGate today has more than 13+ million members. We strive to help them make progress happen faster.
DataQ is a collaborative platform for the community to use to ask and answer questions related to research data support in academic libraries. Library staff from any institution may submit questions on research data topics to the DataQ website, where questions are reviewed by an Editorial Team of experts with additional support from an active pool of Project Volunteers. Answers to these questions, from both the community and the Editorial Team, are posted to the DataQ website and include links to resources and tools, best practices, and practical approaches to working with researchers to address specific research data issues. Leadership for DataQ is provided by the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the Great Plains Network with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
How to Participate
Submit any questions that are in some way related to research data AND librarianship to the DataQ site. You can submit questions anonymously or create an account. If you provide your email address, we will contact you with any follow-up questions and/or to let you know when an answer to your question has been posted to the site (usually within two days). You can also comment on any answers posted to the site (requires account).
MANTRA is a free, online non-assessed course with guidelines to help you understand and reflect on how to manage the digital data you collect throughout your research. It has been crafted for the use of post-graduate students, early career researchers, and also information professionals. It is freely available on the web for anyone to explore on their own.