Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced the launch of ResearcherID.com. This unique Web environment enables researchers to create stable personal identifiers to present their works and manage public presentation of their personal metrics.
Yes, it is that Thomson Scientific, the lovely people who bring you ISI and impact factors. Here is ResearcherID.com. It’s currently “invite only, register your interest”, no clear indication of how it will be implemented or whether open standards will be involved and frankly, all looks rather corporate to me. One to keep an eye on.