Researcher Profiles

Researcher Profiles are crucial to manage your online presence and to provide a way to distinguish your self from other researchers. When you register for a researcher profile you get a unique and persistent identifier that links you to your research activities, publications and your affiliation 

There are different types of researcher profiles, the profiles where you register and create an account and profiles created by the owner of the profile, like Scopus Author ID. 

Scopus Author ID 

At Nova SBE we use Scopus (Elsevier) as our authoritative source for Pure thus maintaining your Scopus ID up to date is essential. 

Scopus Author ID is assigned to every author with Scopus activity. If you have publications in Scopus, you can have one or more Scopus Author ID 


  • Can I make changes to my Scopus Author ID?
    Yes, you can edit your profile, merge multiple profiles and you can also link your Scopus Author ID to ORCiD
  • I have more than one Scopus Author ID, what should I do?
    You must request a merge for your profiles. When requesting a merge, you can also add missing Scopus publications and correct your affiliation. 

ORCiD is widely used and interoperable with a lot of systems. When submitting an article or communication it is most likely that you are asked for an ORCiD when registering on the platforms. 

You can register for ORCiD and once registered you will be able to create a definitive record of your research activities, which can then be shared with other systems via the ORCiD registry, and on a personal profile page.  

Nova SBE faculty can also create a link between their Pure account and the ORCiD profile 


  • How will registering for ORCID benefit me?
    ORCiD makes it more likely that you are accurately credited for your work, particularly if you have a common name or have changed your name. It can help people to find your research. You can use ORCiD to create links between your existing IDs and places holding information about you and your research, making it easier to collate this data or report to funders, reducing the administrative burden on you. Additionally, many publishers and funders are integrating ORCiD into their submission or application systems, with some making ORCiD a requirement. 
  • Do I need ORCiD if I have a Scopus ID?
    An ORCiD can help track all activities such as funding, employment and education, and not just research outputs. You can link it to your Scopus ID, and Ciência Vitae 
  • How do I add an ORCiD in Pure?
    On your ‘personal overview’, click on ‘edit profile’ beneath your photograph, name and role. You will then see the option to ‘Add existing ORCiD‘. Your ID may already appear on your profile because the Library team added it, but unless you have specifically opted in to do so, your Pure and ORCiD profiles will not be connected. 
  • Do I have to add my ORCiD to Pure?
    You are not required to add your ORCiD to Pure, as it is your own identifier to use as you wish. However, it may enable you to keep both systems up to date, as well as assisting the University with external research assessment. Adding your ORCiD to Pure will help you maintain your Ciência Vitae.
  • How do I use ORCiD to update my Ciência Vitae?
    You can sync ORCiD with Ciência Vitae as follows:
  1. Automatic import publications from preferred source (Scopus) and content validation in Pure.
  2. Synchronization with ORCiD in PURE and export of validated content (select “Universidade Nova de Lisboa” as the preferred source in ORCiD).
  3. Import publications from ORCiD in Ciência Vitae. 
Ciência Vitae 

Ciência Vitae is the national scientific curriculum management system. To access the service Ciência Vitae you need to have a Ciência ID, your national identification that grants you access to several science services. Create your Ciência ID

Google Scholar Profile

Creating a Google Scholar Profile is easy, gives visibility to your work and contributes to some university rankings that use web visibility.
To contribute to the school’s visibility, remember to add your affiliation and verify your email.

A Google Scholar profile is especially useful to find “stray” citations and correct affiliation problems in publications that are not indexed in databases such as Web of Science or Scopus.
Stray citations tend to be particularly common for “non-traditional” publications, such as software, books, book chapters, and conference papers as there is generally no standardised way to reference them. It is therefore much harder for Google Scholar to figure out whether they do refer to the same publication or not.

To create a Google Scholar Profile, you just need a Google account.

Step 1 – Go to website.
Step 2 – Click the My Profile button at the top of the page.
Step 3 – Log in using your Google account.
Step 4 – Complete the required fields and provide your school email.
Step 5 – Select your articles, add, or remove articles using the + button at the top of the list of publications
Step 6 – Use the + button to configure article updates and chose “Don’t automatically update my profile”. This option is a good practice and prevents Google from adding publications from authors with similar names.