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ORCID

What is an ORCID iD?

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes you from every other researcher, and compiles all of your publications and contributions. Your ORCID iD and connections are stored in the ORCID Registry, in an account you own and manage.

Benefits of an ORCID ID:

  • Persistent unique digital identifier. Your ORCID iD is universal -- it's not tied to any institution or database, and it can follow you wherever your research takes you.
  • Connect ORCID iD with professional info (affiliations, grants, publications, etc.) so your previous and current affiliations and contributions are compiled in one place.
  • Compile contributions across disciplines, borders and time. Use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, while reducing the risk of errors.
  • Required by an increasing number of publishers, funders, research institutions, and other organizations.