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Your Online Researcher Profile

The Sussex online researcher profile facility allows you to present yourself and your research on your department webpages. This can help raise your profile, and promote your research.

Sussex online researcher profile

Your Sussex online profile is situated alongside other researchers on the 'People' pages of your department.

As well as promoting your research, you can also present other achievements and experience, and keep this information updated to reflect your ongoing development.

How do I get a profile?

We recommend that you follow our online module, Developing your Sussex Online Profile, which offers step-by-step guidelines for setting up a profile. You can also download our guide to Creating a Sussex Online Researcher Profile.

If you require any further guidance please e-mail

Directory of Doctoral Researchers

Once you have developed your online profile, this will appear in the Directory of Doctoral Researchers. You can use this directory to make contact with other doctoral researchers at Sussex

ORCiD for researchers

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCiD) is an international standard to help researchers to establish and maintain their scholarly identity. It is a unique and persistent identifier which establishes your identity as a researcher and connects you, unambiguously, to your publications, data, citations, projects and other research activities. It is managed by you and it stays with throughout your career, even if you change institution.

All research students are encouraged to register for your ORCiD

ORCiD is an open, community-driven organisation. It is discipline-neutral and it is not tied to any particular platform or publisher.

Online researcher communities

Engaging with other researchers through online forums will increase the reach of your research, and provide some helpful peer support.

There are many ways to get connected with other researchers:

  • #phdchat on Twitter - This hashtag on Twitter is a useful stream to discover what other doctoral researchers are up to. Every Wednesday night between 19:30 and 20:30 doctoral researchers from around the world connect under this hashtag.
  • is a platform for sharing and following research. You can upload and share your papers, presentations and experiences, and connect with other researchers.
  • ResearchGate provides a similar platform for researchers in the sciences.

There are also a series of blogs which you can follow dedicated to the topic of doctoral research, a few to get you started include:

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