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The following 'Managing your research profile' web pages are based partly on an extremely helpful guide, PIIRUS Digital Identity Health Check for Academics, which is no longer available, however this guide from can be used as an alternative. There are many benefits of having an online profile and this guide will step you through what you can do to ‘health check’ your own digital presence. The Digital identity health check for academics guide can be used by postgraduate students and post-docs as well as academics. 

You may wish to take part in the 30-Day Impact Challenge: the ultimate guide to raising the profile of your research, which Impactstory has made available as a free, downloadable ebook. Even if you don't want to take part in the challenge, the guide is a great resource to consult. Impactstory (an open-source, web-based tool that helps scientists explore and share the diverse impacts of all their research products) also has a blog full of useful posts on open science and research metrics.

The University of Wolverhampton has produced a great guide called Social media: tools for researchers. It highlights tools which you may find useful to gather, collate, access, manage, share and disseminate your work and research findings.

The University's Office of Scholarly Communication website has a really useful page, Managing your online presence.

The University's Research Information website provides information on the tools available to you to update, explore, analyse, and visualise your research information, which can take many forms e.g. grant and funder information, publications, altmetrics.