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.