Look at the web presences of your peers, mentors, and field experts
Ask yourself: What do you want to achieve? What do you want to communicate about yourself?
There are various platforms for research profiles. Some popular ones include:
Remember that not all research platforms are created equal. Each one has its benefits and drawbacks.
Starting in Fall 2017 you'll also be able to able to create researcher profiles in DigitalFGCU. Contact Digital Initiatives Staff for more information.
Academic social networks are a great source for creating a research profile, share your research, and develop professional connections.
ResearchGate - Facebook + Twitter + LinkedIn + Repository
Academia.edu - Facebook + Twitter + LinkedIn + Repository
Mendeley - Reference manager + social network
figshare is traditionally a platform to store and share your research, but it can also work as a great researcher profile! You can deposit every research output you have, get a free DOI to track altmetrics, and display your collection research in a simple profile. figshare is a great option for students as you change universities.
You need three items ready when creating a research profile:
Ask yourself, where do I want my digital presence to be? What content do I have? Trying to have a research profile on every platform will burn you out. Select where you want your digital presence to be and what makes sense for your content.