Listicle on places to publish #openscience materials & importance of a consistent persona

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Context
In publishing a dataset on figshare recently with a few collaborators, we realized that it is sometimes challenging to find each other online.  User/profile names can be misaligned quite a bit, and sometimes this can be problematic.  In opening all my various profile pages, I realized that my ‘name’ varied significantly between accounts.

To date, our team has been using the following outlets to share open-science products. Here are a two quick listicles to that end.

Outlets

figshare
slideshare
knb
researchgate
oneshare
github
youtube (lectures, conference presentations, pollinator videos)
ecoblender (lab blog or open online notebook)
dryad
peerj (pre-prints)
flickr (animal camera trap imagery)

Accounts

orcid
impactstory
researchgate
researcherID

Divergence

My name is represented in 4 different forms between outlets.  Another collaborator has 3 versions of himself online. This is just the variation between the product outlets not the recognition/aggregation profiles such as impactstory.

Please let us know if there are any fixes for this drift or if have missed any key open-science sites. Solutions we have explored include account linking, link to orcid whenever possible, & enable auto-refresh/capture by recognition accounts.

 

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