Online scholarly profiles or "Researcher identifiers" provide a way for you to post your list of publications to the web along with personal identifying information, such as institutional affiliation.
Examples of researcher ids are:Google Scholar Author Profiles, Orcid Ids, and Publons. See boxes below for information.
Why set one up?
A Google Scholar citatior profile enables you to create a public or private listing of your publications, with links to items in Google Scholar that cite them.
You can then link the profile to a website. Or you can see the link under "My Citations" when you search Google Scholar.
"ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized."