This guide provides tips on how to manage your research profiles & ways to increase the visibility of your research.
"Handy tips" are highlighted throughout the guide. These will save you time and minimise data entry, for example:
Handy tip: Establish and maintain your profile on IRIS, ARAN and ORCID as a starting point.
This way you will enter your data once, and reuse it multiple times.
For example, Springer supports the use of ORCID, see their advice for authors and the short video:
A list of publishers and other organisations who provide integration with ORCID is available ont this webpage: https://orcid.org/organizations/integrators/integration-chart
IRIS, the NUIG Institutional Research Information System, enables researchers and academic staff to maintain an up-to-date Researcher Profile to showcase their research expertise on NUIG webpages.
Some features of the system include:
The system is used to collate the University’s research outputs for institutional reports, and university rankings and to create Researcher Profile pages on NUIG school and institutional websites.
The publically available Researcher Profiles are used by academics, industry, and R&D organisations to identify potential collaborators for research projects and by potential students to identify supervisors. See http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/
Log on using this link: IRIS.
Click here for more information relating to IRIS.
PhD students may request access to IRIS for the purpose of uploading publications to ARAN.
Access/Training Queries Contact Noreen Goggin, ext 5168 or email email@example.com
Campus Account/Password Queries contact the Service Desk
ARAN is the digital collection of open access scholarly publications from NUI Galway. ARAN collects, preserves and makes freely available scholarly communication, including peer-reviewed articles, working papers and conference papers created by NUI Galway researchers. Where material has already been published it is made available subject to the open-access policies of the original publishers.
ARAN is crawled by Google Scholar, Google, OAIster and Researchgate and can expose your research to the widest possible audience.
When uploading publications to IRIS, researchers can add the final draft version for upload to ARAN. For information on how to submit, click on this link.
See also Frequently asked questions, including benefits for researchers:
To browse or search ARAN, click here.
The Library proactively supports and enhances the learning, teaching, and research activities of the University. The Library acts as a catalyst for your success as University of Galway’s hub for scholarly information discovery, sharing, and publication.