Researcher Profiles

Maintaining a Researcher profile is a simple way of making your publications and activities publicly available. They can help you connect with others at Charles Sturt or at other institutions.

The recommended Researcher profiles are

CRO (Charles Sturt Research Output) is the University's Institutional repository. It is an electronic archive which stores and showcases the research publications and activities of Charles Sturt University researchers. 

ORCID provides a persistent digital identity that allows researchers and authors to identify their work from those of others with the same or similar names. You can create and manage your ORCiD profile within your CRO profile. Your publications in CRO can be automatically uploaded into your ORCID profile.

You may also like to setup a Google Scholar Profile if you are publishing in SoTL or your discipline area. Google Scholar profiles list your publications and citations including some books and conference presentations.

The Researcher Profile Guide will give you more information about these profiles and you may like to use our CRO: Recording Research Outputs, Impact and Engagement to help you establish and record your publications and activities in your CRO profile.


Create a profile so that your research can be seen and connected to you as a researcher.  There are many benefits of using these platforms, though some caution must be used with notification and privacy settings.

Some examples of these platforms are:

what works for you?

Does the platform provide... Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) Research Gate Mendeley Google Scholar Citations LinkedIn ORCiD
Author disambiguation? yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
An author profile page? yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
A publication list? yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
The ability to add publications manually? yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Publication metrics? yes yes yes yes yes    
The ability to upload papers? yes yes yes yes      


Further reading

 Laakso, M., Lindman, J., Shen, C., Nyman, L., & Björk, B.-c. (2017). Research output availability on academic social networks: implications for stakeholders in academic publishingElectronic Markets, 27(2), 125-133. doi:

Lovett, J. A., Rathemacher, A. J., Boukari, D., & Lang, C. (2017). Institutional Repositories and Academic Social Networks: Competition or Complement? A Study of Open Access Policy Compliance vs. ResearchGate ParticipationJournal of Librarianship & Scholarly Communication, 5, 1-35. doi:10.7710/2162-3309.2183

Manca, S. (2018). ResearchGate and as networked socio-technical systems for scholarly communication: a literature reviewResearch In Learning Technology261-16. doi:10.25304/rlt.v26.2008