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Cultivate an Online Scholarly Presence


Cultivating your researcher online identity is an essential component of communicating your research and presenting yourself as a scholar.

Whether you’re a junior researcher, you’re well into your postdoctoral work, or you are an established scholar, being present online effectively, contributes to your impact within and beyond academia. 

Create an ORCID

If you wonder how you can uniquely identify yourself as a researcher and author, ORCID is the standard in academia

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a unique 16-digit researcher ID number associated with you and only you.


  • An ORCID is increasingly requested by publishers and funding agencies to ensure that scholarly works are accurately associated with, and attributed to, you.
  • The EUI is an ORCID institutional member: all your publications in Cadmus appears automatically on your ORCID profile once you connect your ORCID to the EUI and Cadmus
  • Use your ORCID profile page as an online public academic CV visible to all and throughout your career


Create a Google Scholar profile

If you wonder about where you are being cited (and by whom), setting up a Google Scholar profile is a good place to start

Google Scholar is the Google initiative to track, index, and search research publications globally and across all disciplines.


  • Google Scholar populates your profile automatically with all the publications deemed to be yours and  tracks their citations.
  • Through your profile you can also set up alerts to be notified when new citations are included or when new research in your domain is published.
  • Your Cadmus publications are indexed in Google Scholar


Social media in academia

Social media can amplify the reach of your research and engage with your fellows academics of the broader society.


  • They are effective means to keep you abreast of ongoing research and discussions in your field and beyond.
  • They allow for reaching to a broader audience and maximise impact of your research
  • They allow for engagement with the broader society

How to

Wikipedia pilot project 

From 2019 to early 2021, the European University Institute (EUI) engaged in a pilot project in collaboration with Wikipedia, leveraging its institutional membership with ORCID. The goal was to enhance and maintain Wikipedia pages related to EUI-affiliated members. 

However, after a communicate from Wikipedia forbidding the edition and curation of the members' pages we had to interrupt the project. 

Consequently, since 2021, any EUI team, including the Library, has been able to support this type of work from an institutional perspective. 

As an alternative, individual contributions are suggested. Interested individuals can make the proposed changes to the Wikipedia pages, which may then be reviewed and accepted by the Wikipedia community.

EUI supports and encourage the use of ORCID for EUI members, as well as the use of their EUI profile pages.

Personal pages and blogs

Creating your own website and using insitutional profile pages gives you a chance to present yourself and your research in the way that you feel more appropriate. 


  • Showcase your research and professional experience and expertise on the web the way you want
  • Check the automatically created insitutional profile pages, at the EUI these will display your publications in Cadmus
  • Use your blog to publish previews, commentaties or entire contributions related to your research endeavors
  • Link to social media to maximize reach and impact

How to

Page last updated on 11 July 2024

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