Why should I get an ORCID ID?
Your name may be identical to another researcher's or you may use different variants of your name. Your name is therefore not unique enough to identify your scholarly activity from that of others. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides you with a unique digital identifier that distinguishes you from everyone else in the world and is a record of your professional activities. It stays with you throughout your academic career. You remain in control of your ORCID ID and you can allow funders, publishers, or your institution to update information in your record. This saves you time, enabling you to use your ORCID ID to apply for further research grants or inform your institution of your research outputs.
Watch a short video about ORCID
Getting an ORCID ID
Getting an ORCID ID is quick and simple. This example of an ORCID record lets you view the information that is included:
You remain in control of the privacy settings of every part of your record – any of the above can be made private, available to trusted parties, or publicly visible.
Populating your ORCID record
You can import your publication information from a variety of sources, including Scopus, Google Scholar and others, using ORCID’s search and link wizard tools. You can also enter information manually.
The following video shows how to do this:
Using your ORCID record
You can allow other, trusted, parties to read from or write information to your ORCID record by giving them permission – which you can revoke at any time. Having other parties write trusted information to your ORCID ID makes the information more reliable.
The ORCID message: enter once, reuse often.